Areas of parent and adolescent conflict in Onitsha, Anambra state, -Nigeria
Mmaduakonam, Anene Eunice
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The purpose of this study is to highlight the areas of parent-adolescent conflict ,as identified by parents and adolescents. The sample for the study consisted of 330 respondents. This was made up of 100 parents and 230 adolescents. Stratified random sampling was used to select the respondents. Four research questions and three hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. A Likert-type questionnaire, which was validated, was used to collect data. The t-test analysis of results at 0.05 level of significance reveals that: (1) There is a significant difference in the mean scores of parents and adolescents on areas of parent-adolescent conflict (2) Gender does not significantly influence the perception .of adolescents on areas of parent-adolescent conflict (3) There is no significant difference in the mean scores of early adolescents (11-14 years), and late adolescents (16-19 years) on areas of parent-adolescent conflict. Based on the findings, the study concludes that there is a need for parents to foster better understanding of the psychology of adolescents and their well-being. Peer counselling is also recommended for adolescents.