Parenting styles, drug abuse and delinquency among adolescents Kawempe division
Nambajjwe, Yudaya Namagulu
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The study aimed at investigating the relationship between parenting styles, drug abuse and delinquency among adolescents in Kawempe Division. The study adopted a correlation study design with a population of 100 respondents. Simple random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 100 respondents from the population. Data was collected from respondents using self-administered standard questionnaire and through Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) data was entered and analysed. Descriptive statistics showed that majority of respondents were aged between 16-18 years (69.0%), majority of respondents were female (58%), most of the respondents were from S.3-S.4 (42.0%) and majority of respondents were protestants (30.0%). Results from Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (r) further indicated that there was no significant relationship between parenting styles and delinquency (r = -.011, p=.912). however, there was no significant relationship between parenting styles and drug abuse (r=. Basing on the strength of the results of the study, the recommended that sensitization and training should be carried out at different institutions among staff members to students about the effects of drug abuse and delinquency. Institutions should device possible means to adjust in their work environment that is feet enough to influence and instill vigor and dedication in their students in order for them to study in such an environment which effectively supports their wellbeing. Furthermore, students need to be aware that the best way of bringing about high levels of parenting style should emotionally and cognitively engaged in by parents when nurturing their children duties for different assignments they are supposed to do.