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Parenting Influence on Adolescents’ Alcohol Abuse in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
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Ekot M. O., Department of Home Economics, Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.
The study examined the aspects of parenting that influence adolescents’ alcohol abuse in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Three research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select 100 adolescents for the study. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire titled ‘Parenting Influences on Adolescent’s Alcohol Abuse in Uyo Local Government Area (PIAAA).’ Data collected were analysed using statistical tools such as frequencies, percentages, means, ranks, and spearman’s rho rank correlation. Results indicated that the alcoholic drink mostly abuse by adolescents was palm wine, followed by local gin and beer. Parental modeling, low parental supervision and monitoring, lack of good communication link between parents and adolescents, finding alcoholic drinks at home, parents not spending quality time with their children, and harsh punitive discipline by parents were identified as the parental factors that affect adolescents’ alcohol abuse. Test hypotheses revealed a significant relationship between parental modeling, and alcohol abuse by adolescents in Uyo Local Government Area. There was no significant relationship between parent-adolescent relationship and alcohol abuse by adolescents in the study. Recommendations were made for seminars and workshops to be held to enlighten parents on the negative aspects of parenting that encourage adolescents’ alcohol abuse.
Parenting, Relationship, Discipline, Alcohol, Abuse, Modeling
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