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Paternal parenting styles, self-efficacy and antisocial behaviour among adolescents of Geidam Metropolis, Yobe State, Nigeria


Umar, Shettima Alhaji (2017) Paternal parenting styles, self-efficacy and antisocial behaviour among adolescents of Geidam Metropolis, Yobe State, Nigeria. Masters thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia.


Antisocial behaviour has always been one of the basic problems in many societies. Despite the fact that huge amount of budget has been spend by government on correctional institutions to ensure that this issue should be insignificant, yet the case of antisocial behaviours is still thriving. Moreover, the research on the relationship between parenting styles and antisocial behaviours has received a negligible consideration, particularly in Nigeria.Hence, this study is imperative which intended to determine the relationships between paternal parenting styles, self-efficacy and antisocial behaviours among adolescents. The study was carried out in Geidam Metropolis area of Yobe State, Nigeria. The study was a cross-sectional, employed quantitative approach and using survey and correlational research designs. The respondents of the study comprised of 339 students (male and female, aged 15-18 years old) from two secondary schools. The selection of respondents used stratified sampling and simple random sampling techniques. The instruments for data gathering comprises of Parental Authority Questionnaire, General Self-efficacy and Youth Self-Repot. Meanwhile, this study used descriptive and inferential statistical analyses (t-test, ANOVA, Pearson’s Correlation, Multiple Linear Regression and Bootstrapping). The descriptive findings showed that, all the levels of the variables were at the moderate levels. Meanwhile, the study indicated that males demonstrated high antisocial behaviours compared to the females. Moreover, the finding revealed that respondents whom their parents did not acquired formal education have higher level of antisocial behaviours compared to those whose parents have formal education. The results of the correlation analysis indicated that, paternal authoritarian and permissive parenting styles have significant positive relationships with antisocial behaviours; however, paternal authoritative parenting style and self-efficacy have significant negative relationships with antisocial behaviours. Meanwhile, multiple linear regression analysis showed that, independent variables have contributed significantly on antisocial behaviours. Also, the results of bootstrapping analysis revealed that selfefficacy mediated the relationships between paternal parenting styles and antisocial behaviours. The findings of this study highlighted on the important role of the paternal authoritative parenting style in nurturing their adolescents in order to instil a high selfefficacy which hopefully could lead to low antisocial behaviour.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subject: Youth - Social life and customs
Subject: Parenting
Call Number: FEM 2017 14
Chairman Supervisor: Associate Professor Ma’rof Redzuan, PhD
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 02:10
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2019 02:10
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/70421
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