Eberechukwu Francisca Chigbu, Ngozika Lovina Nwobi, Loveth Chinasa Ngwaka, Blessing Obianuju Mokwelu


The study investigated parenting styles of in-school adolescents in south-East, Nigeria. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study at .05 level of significance. The study adopted a survey research design. The population for the study consisted 137,095 in-school adolescents in secondary school in South East, Nigeria. The sample for the study was 1200 senior secondary school II adolescents. The instrument for data collection was a 53-item questionnaire. The instrument was validated by three experts, two from the department of educational foundations, and one from the department of science education, all from faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Mean and standard deviation were used for data analysis. The study reveals, among others, that the parenting styles in-school adolescents were exposed to were authoritative, authoritarian and permissive. The study recommended, among others, that more school counselors should be employed and retained through in-service training programmes, capacity building workshops and refresher courses on adolescent value and moral upbringing. 


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