PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP AND STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: A STUDY OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

Kamalpreet Kour Toor

Abstract


Parent-child relationship has been considered as part of parental involvement process and consists of a combination of behaviours, feelings and expectations that are unique to a particular parent and particular child. This study explores how parent-child relationship is influenced by taking into account demographic factors viz. gender, type of school and academic achievement. Data has been collected by using parent-child Relationship Scale (PCRS-RN) developed by Rao (2011) from the 200 secondary school students selected from four schools of Sidhwan Belt Block of Ludhiana District following non-probability approach of sampling. The results of the study indicated that secondary school students perceive their parents differently on different dimensions of parent-child relationship on the basis of gender, type of school and academic achievement. It seems that not only academic achievement but other socio-contextual variables also play an important role in shaping the relationship between parents and children.

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