Parenting Style, Self-Esteem and Student Performance in the United Arab Emirates

  • Negmeldin Omer Alsheikh United Arab Emirates University
  • Gowri Parameswaran State University of New York, New Paltz
  • Hala Ethoweris United Arab Emirates University
Keywords: Parenting Style, UAE students, Self-esteem, Student Performance, Arab Students, early adolescence

Abstract

The impact of parenting styles on 4-7th grade studentsâ performance and self-esteem was analyzed within a sample of United Arab Emirates (UAE) public school children. A sample of 162 children (50% boys, 50% girls) reported on their parentsâ child-rearing practices. Parenting styles were classified into one of three groups (autonomy granting, demandingness, or responsiveness). The results show that demandingness was found to have a significant impact on GPA scores. Both gender and age were significantly related to parenting styles. Factor analysis results suggested that Family Cohesion and Effort were positively related to school performance and Self-autonomy was negatively related to school performance. Self-esteem was not significantly related to any of the variables studied.

Author Biographies

Negmeldin Omer Alsheikh, United Arab Emirates University
Dr. Negmeldin Omer Alsheikh UAE University, College of Education, P. O. Box 17551, Al-Ain, UAE Email: nalsheikh@uaeu.ac.ae
Gowri Parameswaran, State University of New York, New Paltz
Gowri Parameswaran State University of New York, New Paltz, Educational Studies Phone: (845) 257-2834 E-mail: paramesg@newpaltz.edu
Hala Ethoweris, United Arab Emirates University
Hala Elhoweris UAE University, College of Education, P. O. Box 17551, Al-Ain, UAE United Arab Emirates University Email: halae@uaeu.ac.ae
Published
2010-04-06
How to Cite
Alsheikh, N. O., Parameswaran, G., & Ethoweris, H. (2010). Parenting Style, Self-Esteem and Student Performance in the United Arab Emirates. Current Issues in Education, 13(1). Retrieved from https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/265
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