n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - The predictive effectiveness of gender and peer pressure on parents-adolescent conflict in Imo State, Nigeria

Volume 5, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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Parent child conflict increases as children move into adolescence. This trend is common and can be quite distressing for parents and adolescents. In its serious form, the highly stressful home environment may lead to the development of adolescent problem behavior. The researcher therefore wants to find out the predictive effectiveness of gender and peer pressure on parent-adolescent conflict in Imo State, Nigeria. The findings of this study if disseminated through conferences, publication and government orientation agencies are expected to be beneficial to social workers like the medical personnel, clinicians and school counselors who are constantly consulted by troubled parents and adolescents for counseling and remediation therapies. The reading public also would be able to gather from the findings of the study, the skills that are required to be a successful parent of an adolescent. Correlational survey method was employed. Sample of the study comprised of 600 senior secondary school students. Data was collected using parent adolescent conflict questionnaire (PACQ). Two research questions and one null hypothesis guided the study. Analysis was done using chi-square and regression analysis. Among the major findings include: there is statistically significant relationship between parent-adolescent conflict and gender ad (2) there is also significant relationship between peer pressure and parent adolescent conflict. Recommendations made include: that parents-child rearing program should emphasize enough, the new abilities and problems that occur during adolescence and the crucial need to adjust parenting style to these changes, as the skills that are required to be a successful parent of a child may not be the same as those necessary during the adolescent years.

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