CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES AND ADOLESCENT DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR AMONG REMAND HOME INMATES IN LAGOS, NIGERIA
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. Lagos Education Review (A Journal of Studies in Education by Faculty of Education, University of Lagos).
This study investigated childhood experiences and adolescent delinquent behaviour among remand home inmates in Lagos, Nigeria. Two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The participants for the study consisted of 180 adolescents selected from the different remand homes or correctional centres in Lagos state using stratified random sampling technique. The instrument used in the data collection was a self-designed questionnaire consisting of; Personal Data Inventory (PDI), Childhood Experiences Structured Inventory (CESI) and Delinquency Structured Inventory (DSI). The data collected were analyzed with one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the analysis showed that there is a significant difference between parental use of corporal punishment during childhood and adolescent delinquency. Parental use of invectives was also found to have a significant effect on adolescent delinquency. Based on the results, it was recommended among others that parents should provide pleasant childhood experiences to their children to avoid delinquency.
Childhood experiences , delinquency , institutionalized adolescents , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Omoegun, O.M, Ubangha, M.B & Emeri, P.N. (2014). Childhood Experiences and Adolescent Delinquent Behaviour among Remand Home Inmates in Lagos, Nigeria. Lagos Education Review (A Journal of Studies in Education by Faculty of Education, University of Lagos). 14(1), 237-240.