Influence of Parent-Adolescent Conflict on Adolescent Academic Performance in Oriade Local Government Area, Osun State, Nigeria
The study investigated the influence of parent-adolescent conflict on adolescents’ academic performance of high school students. The study employed the ex-post facto type. Participants were three hundred high school students purposively drawn from six high schools in Oriade Local Government Area, Osun State, Nigeria. One valid and reliable instrument was used to measure parent-adolescent conflict. The Second term examination scores of students in English Language and Mathematics were used as measure of academic performance. Pearson’s correlation and Independent samples Test (t-test) were used as statistical tool. The results indicated a significant association between parent-adolescent conflict and adolescent academic performance (r = -0.228, p<0.05). The negative sign showed that parent-adolescent conflict had negative effects on adolescent academic performance. Result of Two-Way Analysis of Variance Test (ANOVA) showed no significant variation in parent-adolescent conflict (F = 0.849, p>0.05); implying that adolescent academic performance was not a function of parental education. Also, Paired Samples Test result revealed no significant gender differences in parent-adolescent conflict and adolescent academic performance respectively (t = 0.220, p>0.05). The bivariate regression results indicated that parent-adolescent conflict had significant influence on the performance of male adolescents (F = 4.009, p<0.05), but had no significant influence on the performance of female adolescents (F = 0.841, p>0.05).
Academic Performance, Parent-Adolescent Conflict, Gender, High School
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