Influence of Perceived Parenting Styles, Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement on Depressive Symptoms among Adolescents in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State


  • Jeremiah K. Inja Department of Psychology, University of Uyo, Nigeria.
  • Gboyega E. Abikoye Department of Psychology, University of Uyo, Nigeria & Department of Psychology, Covenant University, Ota
  • Bassey A. Effiong Department of Psychology, University of Uyo, Nigeria.


Perceived Parenting Styles, Self -Esteem, Academic Achievement, Depressive symptoms


The study examined perceived parenting styles, self-esteem and academic achievement as determinant of depressive symptoms among adolescents. Descriptive cross-sectional survey was adopted utilizing a correlational design method. 217 adolescents (134 male, 83 female) secondary school students in Uyo participated in the study. Data was collected using validated measures of perceived parenting style, self-esteem and depression as well as sociodemographic prototype. Data was analysed using t-test, one- way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Pearson's Product Moment Correlation to test the hypotheses formulated. Findings indicate that authoritarian style of parenting influence depressive symptoms among adolescents (F (2,216) = 2.87; P<.05). While self-esteem positively correlated with depressive symptoms (r = .140; P<.01), academic achievement, authoritative and permissive styles of parenting do not have significant relationship with depressive symptoms among adolescents. Based on the findings, it was recommended that employment of psychological services in the various agencies, departments and schools in Akwa Ibom State be done to help sensitize parents on the importance of parenting styles.


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Influence of Perceived Parenting Styles, Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement on Depressive Symptoms among Adolescents in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. (2024). NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 11(1&amp;2), 36-50.

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