Negative Impact of Troublesome Peer Interactions and Authoritarian Parenting Style on Academic Performance of a 15 year Old Boy

Samruddhi Karnik, Neha Sahasrabudhe, B Walawalkar, Samruddhi Karnik, B Walawalkar
2017 International Medical Journal   unpublished
Adolescence is a period of great turbulence characterized by cognitive, emotional, social and physical changes. Family environment and role of peers is extremely crucial in the development of an adolescent. Presenting here is a brief case of 15 year old boy who was referred for counseling by his parents for lack of concentration in studies. In the counseling sessions with the boy and his parents it was found that the boy was psychologically disturbed as he was teased at school by his peers. In
more » ... ddition his father had an authoritarian parenting style which was adding to his troubles resulting in low academic scores. The boy's scores on "The Study Habits Inventory" were lower, indicating poor study habits which includes study concentration. The counsellors used an eclectic approach for the boy and his parents, to develop a healthy family environment, which improved his self-esteem and study habits.