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Exploring parental pressure on academic performance among adolescents

Ahmad, Noorlila and Sahrudin, Nurul Fatinah and Hamdan, Hamira Suriani and Zakaria, Wan Puteri Nurul Izzah and Rozaki, Nurin Jazlina and Muhamad Soffian, Nurul Sofea Huda and Karima, Nisrina Iman (2023) Exploring parental pressure on academic performance among adolescents. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 13 (3). pp. 571-579. E-ISSN 2222-6990

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Adolescents experience many issues during development phases, such as career, academic struggle, mental health, and social skills. In addition, other aspects can impact the outcome of adolescents, such as parents, family, friends, and environment. Parenting style is one of the significant factors influencing adolescent academic performance. Therefore, how parents treat their children will determine their academic performance. This study aims to explore the parental pressure on academic achievement among adolescents. This study employed qualitative research through an in-depth interview. The instrument has three sections, each containing five questions in the protocol document to guide the data gathering. Next, purposeful sampling was utilized to recruit participants who could provide in-depth and detailed information about the phenomenon. Findings demonstrate that a supportive parenting style will improve adolescents' academic achievement. On the other hand, the authoritarian parenting style often puts high expectations on their children's academic achievement, which eventually causes stress for them. Therefore, parental involvement remains essential for positive youth development, especially in education, and should be more flexible in raising their children. Hence, parents must be aware of their children's academic or practical abilities. This will help students be more successful in their life because they do something they are interested in.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parental Pressure, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Qualitative
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9 Educational psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC65 Social aspects of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling
Depositing User: Dr Noorlila Ahmad
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2023 12:07
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/104133

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