The Effect of Parental Disciplinary Practice on Delinquency: Literature Review Using Meta-Analysis

Chongmin Na, Florida State University

This paper analyzed 15 studies to find some consistent pattern of the relationship between parental disciplinary practice on and delinquent behavior. Review hypothesis was that adolescents undergoing ineffective parental disciplinary practices have higher rate of delinquent behavior than their counterparts receiving parental support and supervision. Statistical analyses using Sigh Test, Adding Z's Method, Adding Weighted Z's Method, and Fail-Safe N supported the review hypothesis.

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