In this study, the investigator wants to make an important contribution to the literature by demonstrating that resilience and parenting styles made a significant effect on the problem solving ability of adolescents. Problem solving ability test was constructed by the investigator. Parenting scale developed and standardized by Bharadwaj, Sharma and Garg (1998), Resilience Scale (RS-14) for Adolescents by Wagnild (2011) was used by the investigator. Random and purposive sampling technique was employed for data collection from 500 adolescents grouped in <=17 and >17 age group (<17 include 16-17 age group, >17 include 17+ to 19 age adolescents). Significant differences were found in Problem solving ability and Parenting styles of adolescents. No significant difference between the Resilience of adolescents with <=17 and >17 age group were found. Interaction between parenting styles and resilience with regard to problem solving ability was found significant to some extent from the results of analysis of variance.
Key words: Problem solving ability, parenting styles, resilience.
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