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PARENTING STYLES AS PREDICTOR OF ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF PUPILS IN NSUKKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

ABSTRACT

 This study sought to find out whether parenting styles predicts anti social behaviour and academic achievement of pupils in Nsukka Local Government Area. Four research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. The design of the study was correlational research design. The sample for the study is 210 primary five and six pupils who exhibited anti social behaviour. The sample was abinitio composed using anecdotal records, log book and school disciplinary records got from the school authority. Three instruments were used by the researcher to collect data for the study. There were two questions titled parenting style questionnaire (PSQ) used to collect data from respondents on the perceived parenting styles adopted by their parents and Anti social behaviour questionnaire (ASBQ) which was used to confirm those pupils selected from the available school rewards and other vital information got from the school authority. Also, continuous assessment records of the respondents were obtained to determine their academic achievements. The questionnaires were validated by experts from the Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The internal consistency of the questionnaire instruments were determined by using Cronbach Alpha statistics. The result indicates that authoritative parenting style questionnaire yielded in alpha of 0.740, the authoritarian parenting style yielded an alpha of 0.903, permissive parenting style yielded an alpha of 0.827 whereas anti social behaviour questionnaire yielded an alpha of 0.802 on the test of internal consistency. Mean, standard deviation, t – test and multiple regression analysis were used to analyze the data collected. Major findings of the study include: • Parenting styles predicts anti social behaviour in schools. • Parenting styles predicts pupil’s academic achievement. • There is a significant difference in the achievement of male and female. • There is no difference in the manifestation of anti social behaviour by male and female. Based on the findings, conclusions were drawn and educational implications, also discussed. Some recommendation were also made which include that some aspects of the school curriculum should be enriched with communication skills, proper family interaction pattern and moral code of conduct to enable youngsters appreciate the parent-child interaction pattern which promotes healthy development and wellbeing, government in collaboration with school authority to organize seminars and workshops

Project detailsContents
 
Number of Pages108 pages
Chapter one Introduction
Chapter two Literature review
Chapter three  methodology
Chapter  four  Data analysis
Chapter  five Summary,discussion & recommendations
ReferenceReference
QuestionnaireQuestionnaire
AppendixAppendix
Chapter summary1 to 5 chapters
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