The Role of Life Satisfaction and Parenting Styles in Predicting Delinquent Behaviors among High School

Onder F. , YILMAZ Y.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, vol.12, no.3, pp.1744-1748, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Page Numbers: pp.1744-1748


The purpose of this study is to determine whether the parenting styles and life satisfaction predict delinquent behaviors frequently or not. Firstly the data were collected from 471 girls and 410 boys, a total of 881 high school students. Then the research was carried out with 502 students showing low [n=262, 52.2%] and high level of delinquent behaviors [n=240, 47.8%]. The data were collected by means of "Delinquency Scale", "The Parenting Style Inventory" and "Multidimensional Student Life Satisfaction Scale". The data were analyzed using Logistic Regression statistical method. The results of Logistic Regression Analysis show that the variables of "strictness/supervision" perceived from family and satisfaction perceived from "school", "family" and "self" have had meaningful contributions to indicating frequent delinquent behaviors. The results are discussed related to previous research, and study limitations and further research directions are also outlined.