Parenting styles and adolescent delinquency in Bweyogerere Town, Wakiso District
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This study sought to determine the influence of different parenting styles on adolescent delinquency in Bweyogerere Town Council, Wakiso district. The study was conducted in Bweyogerere Town Council, Wakiso district among 100 randomly respondents. Data was collected using self-administered closed ended questionnaires. From findings, authoritative parenting style has a negative influence on adolescent delinquency (R= -0.455, p = 0.00). Authoritarian parenting style has almost no influence adolescent delinquency (R= 0.09, p = 0.371) and permissive parenting style has a positive influence on adolescent delinquency (R= 0.204, p = 0.042) in Bweyogerere Town Council, Wakiso district. Conclusions and recommendations: There is a dire need for parents to enhance authoritative parenting style and limit both authoritarian parenting style and permissive parenting styles.