Reviewing the Relationship Between Family Functioning and Parenting Practices and the Tendency for Drug Abuse in Adolescents
Farideh Niknam, Nima Rahmani
The present study has aimed to review the relationship between family functioning and parenting practices and adolescents’ tendency for drug abuse. The statistical population of this research comprised all of the high school students of the city Ahwaz. The simple random sampling practices was used in this research to select 200 students out of three schools in four different districts in Ahwaz. A questionnaire was used as the data collection tool for measuring different dimensions of family functioning. This questionnaire is also known as family assessment device (FAD). Baumrind’s parenting practice scale was used for measuring parenting practices. Finally, Sharon’s self-efficacy scale was used for measuring tendency for drug abuse. The SPSS software was used for analyzing the obtained data. According to the results of the analysis of the research data, the better a family functions and the higher the quality of the parenting practices is, the more the tendency for drug abuse would be reduced.