ASSESSMENT OF PARENTING STYLES ON IDENTITY STYLE DEVELOPMENT AMONG STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN OGUN STATE

Authors

  • Jimoh, G.O. Department of Home Economics,
  • Eni-Olorunda, J. T. Department of Home Science and Management, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Nigeria.
  • Adubi K. O.
  • Afolabi W. A. O.

Keywords:

Identity styles, Parenting styles, Development, Adolescent

Abstract

This study assessed parenting styles on the identity style development of students in Public Senior Secondary Schools in Ogun State. A multistage sampling technique was used to select 396 adolescents (207 females and 189 males) from public senior secondary schools. The research instrument used was an adapted questionnaire. Data were analysed using frequency counts, percentages, mean, standard deviation and Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). Findings revealed that 39.5% of the respondents reported that their parents were authoritative, 36.8% were authoritarian and 23.7% were permissive. Also, 37% of the respondents were informative, 35.7% were normative and 27.3% were diffuse avoidant. Pearson Product Moment Correlation showed significant relationship (P<0.05) between authoritative parenting style and informative identity style (r=0.30), authoritarian parenting style and informative identity style. Authoritarian parenting style was significantly but inversely (P<0.05) related to normative identity style (r=-0.23). Result also showed a significant (P<0.05) relationship between permissive parenting style and diffuse avoidant identity style (r=0.373). It was concluded from the study that authoritative parenting style was commonly used by parents followed by authoritarian parenting style and lastly followed by permissive parenting style and the study was able to establish a significant relationship between parenting styles and adolescents identity style development.

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Published

2021-03-17