1Naz Batool

1Lahore Garrison University Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan

Background:

The present study examines the difference in parenting style and communication between parents and children among delinquents and non-delinquents.

Material(s) and Method(s):

Sample of this study consisted of two groups of 100 children; first group is juvenile delinquents (50) from Camp Jail Lahore while the second are high school students (50) from community boys High School Lahore. Their age ranges between 13-18 years and they belong to different socioeconomic background. We use purposive sampling technique for this study and sample is short due deviant population. Alabama Parenting Questionnaire and Parents Adolescents Communication Scale were used to measure parenting style and communication between children and with their parents. After data collection was analyzed through SPPS 21v, statistical software.

Result(s):

Parenting style and communication showed significant difference between juvenile delinquents and with their parents as compared to non-delinquents.

Conclusion(s):

The results of the analysis indicate that communication problems and parenting styles are all related to each other in maintaining psychological problems and all these factors proceed towards juvenile delinquency.