Influence of Parental Rearing Practices on Prosocial Behavior: The Mediating Role of Emotional Intelligence


  • Sumaira Kausar MPhil Scholar, Department of Psychology, Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan, Pakistan.
  • Aqsa Abdul Khaliq Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan, Pakistan.
  • Minahil Javaid MPhil Scholar, Department of Psychology, Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan, Pakistan.



Adolescents, Emotional Intelligence, Moderating Role, Perceived Parental Rearing Practices, Prosocial Behavior


This study aimed to explore the relationship between prosocial behavior, emotional intelligence, and perceived parental parenting practices in adolescents. The study employed mediation analysis to examine the underlying processes and mechanisms connecting these variables. A sample of adolescents participated in the study and completed self-report measures assessing perceived parental rearing practices, emotional intelligence, and prosocial behavior. The findings revealed significant positive associations between perceived parental parenting methods, prosocial behavior, and emotional intelligence. Furthermore, emotional intelligence was identified as a mediator between specific parenting practices (mother involvement, mother autonomy support, and father rearing practices) and prosocial behavior. The study also highlighted the importance of parental involvement, autonomy support, and warmth in fostering emotional intelligence and promoting prosocial behavior among adolescents. These findings have implications for interventions and programs aimed at enhancing emotional intelligence and promoting prosocial behavior in adolescents.


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How to Cite

Kausar, S., Khaliq, A. A., & Javaid , M. . (2024). Influence of Parental Rearing Practices on Prosocial Behavior: The Mediating Role of Emotional Intelligence. Journal of Professional & Applied Psychology, 5(2), 191–200.