Research in nursing and health care trends (due every 24 hours).
The critical evaluation will evaluate two quantitative research projects. The first study is entitled “The influence of personality traits and parenting styles on adolescents’ decision-making skills,” by R.C. Smith et. al. published in Journal of Adolescent Psychology (2018). The second study is titled “Factors Affecting Interpersonal Problem Solving Ability among Young Adults,” by S.T. Published in Current Psychology (2020), Davey and co.
Smith et al. study employed a quantitative approach to investigate how various personality traits and parenting styles are linked to adolescents’ decision-making skills. A survey was completed online by 252 high school seniors from a midwestern school district. The students were between 14 and 18 years of age. The survey consisted of 100 items and included measures like the Big Five Personality Inventory (Paternal Bonding Instrument) as well as Decision Making Self Report for Teens. The results showed significant correlations between low levels of neuroticism, parental warmth/high control styles and lower levels in adolescent decision-making competence. Conversely, middle and high schoolers with higher levels were more open to making decisions.
In contrast, Davey et al.’s 2020 paper investigated factors associated with interpersonal problem solving ability among young adults aged 18–25 years old using both qualitative and quantitative data analysis methods derived from surveys administered to college freshmen at three different universities located in Mexico City over 6 months starting May 2015 through November 2016 (N = 1120).