The aim of the study was to examine the influence of parenting styles on academic achievement and the extent to which the variable of goal orientation mediate the influence of parenting styles on academic achievement of in-school adolescents. Three research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. Eight hundred and thirteen in-school adolescents and their parents constituted the sample. Two sets of questionnaires were used to collect data for the study while hierarchical multiple regression analysis w…
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