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Helping others is always counted under the act of kindness. There are people who go out of the way to help others. Is helping behavior is runs in the families? Does parenting inculcate porsocialness in children? To keep this thing in mind, this study aimed to review the effect of parenting styles on pro social behavior. A sample of 120 student (comprising of 60 male students and 60 female) from Lovely Professional University were taken respectively. Data collection was done by using two standardized scales, parenting styles scale developed by Dr. Madhu Gupta and Dimple Mehtani to measure the four different parenting styles i.e. Democratic, Autocratic, Permissive and Uninvolved parenting style. Prosocialness scale developed by G.V. Caprara, P. Steca, A. Zelli and C. Capanna was used. Data was analyzed using t-test, correlation and regression. The findings of this study revealed that there is no significant gender difference in relation to prosocial behavior and in case of relationship, only democratic and permissive parenting styles are significantly correlated with Prosocial and rest two are not. And parenting styles predicts 28% of prosocial behavior according to this study result.

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Rai, D., & Kaur, J. (2019). Parenting Styles and its Effect on Prosocial Behavior of Adolescents. History Research Journal, 5(6), 836-841. Retrieved from https://journals.eduindex.org/index.php/hrj/article/view/12226