Parenting Styles, Peer Influence and Substance Use among Adolescents
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The study aimed at examining the relationship between parenting styles, peer influence and substance abuse among adolescents. The study was conducted in Lubiri secondary school located in Kampala district. A correlational study design was used and 100 school going adolescents participated in this study. Semi-structured questionnaires were the main tools in data collection and data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient (r) was used to determine the level of significance of the hypotheses. Results indicated that that there is no significant relationship between parenting styles and substance abuse, there is no significant relationship between parenting styles and peer influence, and that there is a significant relationship between peer influence and substance abuse among adolescents.