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The effects of parenting styles on student’s disposition to violence in Osun State, Nigeria (English version)


  • Lawani Ajibike OMOLOLA

    () (Northeast Normal University. Department of Educational & Developmental Psychology, CHINA.Postal address: Room 301, International Students Hostel, Northeast Normal University,Changchun, Jilin Province, China)


The prevalence of violence among youth gives concern not only in our immediate society but universally. The tendency of youth to become violent may have to do with child upbringing, which is embedded in style of parenting. Thus, this study examined the effects of parenting styles on student’s disposition to violence. It also investigated the nature and prevalence of violence in selected secondary schools in Osun State. A questionnaire titled “Students Disposition to Violence Scale (SDVS)” was used to collect data from 600 students that participated in the study. Data collected were analyzed using t-test statistic and one-way ANOVA. The study revealed that the nature of violence that occurred in secondary schools is mostly physical and psychological. However, the most prevalent is physical violence where fighting occurred by 71%. It was discovered that parenting styles had a significant effect on the disposition of students to violence (F=7.643, p

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  • Lawani Ajibike OMOLOLA, 2011. "The effects of parenting styles on student’s disposition to violence in Osun State, Nigeria (English version)," Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala, Editura Lumen, Department of Economics, vol. 32, pages 86-94, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:32:y:2012:i::p:86-94

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    violence; parenting styles; nature of violence; disposition to violence; child upbringing; youth;

    JEL classification:

    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • N47 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Africa; Oceania


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