International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Influence of Parenting Style and Peer Pressure on Adolescent Conflict with Parents in Ebonyi State
Dr. Athanatius Ifeanyi IBEH; Unugo, Louisa Obiageri; Oriji, Sunday Anthony

This study was designed to investigate the influence of parenting style and peer pressure on the adolescents’ conflicts with parents in Ebonyi State. It is a descriptive survey guided by three research questions and three hypotheses all derived from the purpose of the study. The population of the study consists of all the Senior Secondary School SS2 adolescent students from all the 221 Secondary Schools in Ebonyi State. Using stratified sampling technique, nine (9) schools weredrawn from the entire population, three from each of the Education Zone. From this a sample of 200 students were purposively selected for the study; out of which 109 (54.5%) adolescent males and 91 (45.5%) adolescent female. Researcher developed instrument titled adolescent conflicts with parents questionnaire was used for data collection after its validation. Reliability coefficient of 0.62 was determined using Pearson product correlation formulae. Data was analyzed using mean and t-test for testing hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings include among others; there is significant difference between authoritative and permissive parents influence on prevalence of adolescents conflicts with parents; There is significant difference between peer and non-peer influence on prevalence of adolescent conflicts with parents Based on the findings, the researcher’s recommended among other thing that; students should be provided with proper counseling especially on peer and group relationship to avoid conflict with parents; Parents are advised to reduce conflicts with their children by knowing when to be permissive and when to be authoritative, because life is about a little to the right and little to the left.

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