International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Doctoral Thesis | Special Education | Kenya | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022


The Relationship between Parenting Styles and Learners' Academic Performance in Nairobi County, Kenya

Dr. Lynett Ongera | Geoffrey K. Karugu | Dr. Mary Runo


Abstract: The main purpose of this study was to find out the relationship between parenting styles and learner's and academic performance in Nairobi County, Kenya. There is ample evidence to support the correlation between parenting styles and learners' academic performance. Mixed research method involving descriptive and correlational research designs was used in carrying out this study. Quantitative data was collected from learners using questionnaires while qualitative data was collected from parents using interviews. The theoretical model by Diana Baumrind, (1966) on parenting styles formed the basis of this study. Findings of the study revealed that learners of authoritative parents perform better academically as compared to learners of authoritarian, permissive and neglectful parents. It also revealed that learners with neglectful parents rank low in academic performance as compared to learners of parents using other parenting styles. It is recommended that parents should strive to understand their children and use positive parenting styles. Further, parents should purpose and dedicate quality time with their children, dialogue with them, listen to their concerns and address them effectively.


Keywords: Parenting styles, Learners, Academic performance


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,


Pages: 926 - 931


How to Cite this Article?

Dr. Lynett Ongera, Geoffrey K. Karugu, Dr. Mary Runo, "The Relationship between Parenting Styles and Learners' Academic Performance in Nairobi County, Kenya", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022, pp. 926-931, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR221108173322

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