DOI: 10.47992/ijmts.2581.6012.0299 ISSN:

Role of Parenting in Anorexic Vulnerability among Adolescents in Indian Scenario

Indu Nair V., Suphala Kotian
  • General Medicine

Purpose: The present research article explores the challenges faced by parents in today's generation regarding the practice of parenting and its influence on the moral development of children during early childhood. However, with the advent of globalization and societal transformations, modern families are experiencing shifts that result in new parents struggling to find adequate time to spend with their children. This scenario has led to the emergence of various behavioral and psychological issues among today's generation, with vulnerability to anorexia nervosa being one of the notable abnormalities. This article aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the impact of parenting practices on moral development while considering the challenges faced by contemporary parents in allocating sufficient time to their children. Methodology Adopted: This article has followed narrative review format to know the subject matter in detail. This review attempts to do an analysis on the role of parenting in anorexic vulnerability among adolescents and the different socio-familial factors that contributes in the development of the disorder. The data is enumerated through electronic search and since the literature on this area is rare in Indian context, all types of research studies have been included. The electronic search included SCOPUS, PsycINFO, Google Scholar, and MEDLINE. Findings: Based on the theoretical framework adopted for the study, it was found that there is a remarkable influence of parental styles and parental bonding on the behavioural issues of adolescents. It was also much evident that Parenting and familial factors have a great impact on the anorexic vulnerability of Indian adolescent girls. Originality/ Value: A new understanding can be built up among Indian parents regarding the behavioural and emotional issues of adolescents with regard to parenting style and parenting attachment patterns. Paper Type: Narrative Review Format

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