Influence of Parental Child Rearing Styles and Delinquent Behaviours on National Development: Counselling implications
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The Lagos Counsellor (Journal of the Counselling Association of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter).
This study investigated the influence of parental child-rearing styles and juvenile delinquency and the implication for National development. A total of 35 delinquent inmates of Children Correctional Centres in Lagos State and 35 female and male non-delinquent students from a normal school aged from 12 to 17 years took part in the study. The Child Rearing Questionnaire designed by the researchers was used for data collection. Two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Chi-square was used in testing the study hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the data analysis showed that parental child-rearing style has significant influence on the three aspects of dislrcnest behaviour namely lying, stealing and truancy. Parents bonding with their children is also significant. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that parents should adopt more of authoritative child rearing style. Parents are expected to guide and modified the behaviour of their children to conform with the acceptable behaviours in the society as well as participate in activities aimed at preventing crime and disorder being committed by their children. Implications for Counselling were discussed.
Influence , Parental Child Rearing Styles , Delinquent Behaviours , National Development , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Olusakin A. M, Nwolisa, F.A and Babatola, A (2010). Influence of Parental Child Rearing Styles and Delinquent Behaviours on National Development: Counselling Implications. The Lagos Counsellor (Journal of the Counselling Association of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter). 7 - 18pp.