Results of this study have important implications for adolescent parenting

Results of this study have important implications for adolescent parenting. Because
of the teenager’s desire for control of their own lives, it is very difficult for teens to adjust
when the parent adapts an authoritarian parenting style. Consequently, when parents are
too authoritarian, it is at the expense of the adolescent’s self-esteem, self satisfaction, and
perception of their parent’s satisfaction. It can also increase rebellion and decrease
confidence. Although some limitations prevented these results to be generalized, results do
indicate that the best style of parenting is to allot some control to the adolescent while
maintaining the right amount of parental guidance. Future research can be done to improve
the results. Generational effects in Asian American immigrants could provide insight into
the acculturation process. By looking at a more diverse sample, issues such as
socioeconomic status or parental education level can be addressed.