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September 2017 Vol.5 No.9

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Merit Research Journal of Education and Review (ISSN: 2350-2282) Vol. 5(9) pp. 100-105, September, 2017

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Original Research Article

Parenting Approaches and Delinquency of Secondary School Adolescents in Calabar Education Zone

 
 
 

Melvina N. Amalu (PhD)

 

Department of Educational Foundations, University of Calabar, Calabar

E-mail: melvinaamalu@gmail.com

Accepted August 14, 2017

 

Abstract

 

The study examined the influence of parenting approaches on the delinquency of secondary school adolescents in Calabar Education Zone. One research question and one hypothesis guided the study. An ex-post facto research design was adopted. A sample of eight hundred and thirty-two (832) SS11 students was selected for the study. Data were collected using Parenting Approaches and Delinquency Questionnaire (PADQ) which has a reliability coefficient of .71 with Cronbach Alpha. Data collected were analysed using Analysis of Variance Statistical technique. The result revealed that parenting approaches significantly influence adolescent delinquency. Based on the finding, it was recommended among others the parents should monitor, control and supervise the activities of their children and also spend time with their children in order to minimize the chances of developing delinquent behavior.

Key words: Parenting, adolescent, delinquency, authoritarian, secondary school













 
 


 






 




 
 









 








 
























 

 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
                         

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