International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Differences in Self-Esteem Scores of Students Whose Parents Abuse Alcohol and Those Who Do Not in Kosirai Division, Nandi North District, Kenya
Evelyn Kanus

The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of parental alcohol abuse on the self-esteem of secondary school students in Kosirai Division, Nandi North District, Kenya. The results of the study showed that students who reported parental alcohol abuse had significantly lower self-esteem than those who did not. The study therefore concluded that parental alcohol abuse negatively influenced the self-esteem of students. When comparisons were made on the basis of gender, the girls were found to be more negatively influenced more than the boys. It was recommended that effective guidance and counselling should be offered to assist the affected students in learning institutions. The study is useful in widening the knowledge base on parenting and the influence of parental alcohol and drug abuse on the psychosocial development and personality adjustment of their children. It provides schoolteachers, counsellors and other educators with information to help in motivating, guiding and counselling students from homes where there is parental drug abuse.

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