Relationship between Parenting Styles and Mental Disorder of Teenage Girls in Tehran


Department of Psychology Payame Noor University Tehran


The aim of this research was to study the relationship between parenting

styles and mental disorder of teenage girls. The statistical population of this

research included the whole third-grade high-school teenager girls in Tehran,

with mean age of 16.4 years, and that of their mothers of 40.2 years. Using

multi-phase random sampling, 132 students and their mothers were chosen

from 4 schools in 4 areas in Tehran as the sample. The scales used consisted

of General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and Baumrind parenting style

questionnaire which were filled out by the girls and their mothers. The

correlational design was used in this research. The results showed that there

are significant positive correlations (p