Breaking Boundaries: Unveiling Deviant Behaviour in the Offspring of the Teachers and Religious People


Dr.Zahida Javed,Dr. Waqas Ali Khan,Dr.khaliq Hussain,


This study discusses the issue of deviant behavior in the children of religious parents and teachers, various motivational factors contributing to such behavior and their relationships. Aim of the study was to investigate how high parental expectations correlate with deviant behavior in their children and to determine the impact of peer relationships on deviant behavior. The study's methodology was a quantitative research design that made use of surveys and structured interviews to gather relevant data. The research utilized stratified random sampling for the selection of participants, guaranteeing diversity amongst children of religious people and teachers. Increased levels of parental expectations will lead children to become deviating persons. whereas peer pressure is the most significant among the predictors. The relationship between parental/religious expectations and delinquency is substantially mediated by peer pressure. This study found a strong association between parental expectations and delinquent behavior, in which children with higher parental expectations are more likely to engage in deviant behavior. Recognizing these socio-influences and their effects on being will help in the identification and development of behavioural interventions effectively.