Parental Attitudes in Childhood and the Development of Psychological Problems in Adolescence

  • Aysel Eksi
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 161)


A questionnaire was administered to 563 students of Istanbul University selected at random. There was a statistically significant relationship between parental attitudes towards them in childhood and drug use and psychological and social problems at present. Students whose mothers were not loving but indifferent and who did not create a loving atmosphere and whose fathers were fussy and perfectionist used significantly more sedative drugs and hashish. Students whose fathers and mothers had not given importance in their upbringing to being independent and being able to make their own decisions, whose mothers were fussy and perfectionist, and whose fathers had not created a loving atmosphere at home were more likely to lack self-confidence in their adolescent period. Indifference, lack of love, lack of loving atmosphere at home in childhood are the variables in common in psychological and social problems and hashish and sedative drug use of youngsters.


Social Problem Parental Behavior Psychological Problem Parental Attitude Sexual Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aysel Eksi
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  1. 1.Institute of Child HealthUniversity of IstanbulIstanbulTurkish

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