Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between identity styles and dimensions of perceived parenting with the intensity of depression in adolescents.
Methods: In a correlation design, 200 (100 girls and 100 boys) students aged 14-18 years were selected from Tehran high schools using cluster sampling. Participants were asked to complete Beck Depression Inventory-2 (BDI-2), Parenting Style Questionnaire (PSQ) and Identity Styles Inventory (ISI) questionnaires. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation and step-by-step regression (stepwise).
Results: Significant relationship was found to exist among the dimensions of perceived parenting and identity style along with depressive intensity. Additionally, predictor variables including identity commitment, dimensions of acceptance, and control parenting with correlation (r=0.50) could predict 0.25 percent of depressive intensity among adolescents (25.0=2R).
Conclusions: It seems that identity commitment and parenting style based on parent acceptance among adolescents are two important variables in preventing depressive symptoms. Parenting style and adolescent parent communication are acceptable skills. In addition, the pathology resulting from depression among the adolescents was high, so it is important to address this problem practically.