Effects of fathering methods and child environmental factors on adolescents’ vulnerability to delinquency in Mushin Area of Lagos, Nigeria
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The study investigated the relative effectiveness of fathering methods and child environmental factors on adolescents' vulnerability to delinquency. The participants were 150 secondary school students, consisting of 75 males and 75 females and randomly selected in Mushin Area of Lagos State. Four research hypotheses formulated to guide the study were tested using Independent t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The findings show that fathering methods significantly affected adolescents' vulnerability to delinquency; their perception of the environment impacts on adolescents' susceptibi Iity to del inquency: cultural affil iations of parents sign ificantly affects father: ng method and adolescents differ significantly in their vulnerability to delinquency on the basis of the type of school attended. These findings were adequately discussed and some recommendations were made.
Adolescents , Cultural affliations , Child environmental factors , Secondary School Students , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Osarenren, N., Nwadinigwe, P., & Awazie, E.(2013). Effects of fathering methods and child environmental factors on adolescents’ vulnerability to delinquency in Mushin Area of Lagos, Nigeria. British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 12 (1), 127 – 142.