THE MODERATING EFFECT OF PARENTING STYLES TOWARDS THE RELATIONSHIP OF SELF-ESTEEM AND FRIENDSHIP QUALITY ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN ANGELES CITY
Keywords:juvenile delinquency; parenting styles; self-esteem; friendship quality; angeles city; philippines
This study investigates the relationship between self-esteem, friendship quality, and adolescent criminality in the Philippines, a country with a high rate of delinquency. The research, conducted on 198 adolescents aged 15-17 in Angeles City, found that authoritative parenting promotes positive friendships and self-esteem, while permissive and authoritarian parenting styles lead to less desirable outcomes. The study emphasizes the need for interventions tailored to the cultural context of the Philippines to promote positive adolescent development and reduce criminal behavior. Future research should use longitudinal and mixed-methods approaches to gather diverse and representative samples. Understanding the interplay between parenting styles, self-esteem, friendship quality, and adolescent misbehavior is crucial for developing effective therapies.