FAMILY BACKGROUND AND BULLYING BEHAVIOUR OF IN-SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN ILORIN METROPOLIS

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2017

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Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling. Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo, University of Ile Ife

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This study aimed at finding out the relationships between family background and bullying behaviour of in – school Adolescents in Ilorin Metropolis. Family background in this study entails: parenting styles, family structure, parent’s socio-economic status, parents’ educational qualification. This study adopted correlational survey design. The population consist of all in￾school adolescents in secondary schools in Ilorin metropolis with total population of about one hundred thousand. A sample of 400 adolescents in 20 randomly selected schools in Ilorin Metropolis participated in the study. The data for the study were gathered using questionnaire titled “family background and bullying behaviour of in-school adolescents”. The data were analysed using frequency count, check list and Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The result of the study revealed that relationship exists between parenting styles and bullying behaviour of in – school adolescents (R= 0.352). Result also shows that adolescent’s involvement in bullying behaviour did not relate with family structure (R = -0.038). Negative relationship exists between in – school adolescents bullying behaviour and parents’ socio – economic status (R = -0.323). The study finally revealed that there is relationship between parents’ educational qualification and in – school adolescents bullying behaviour with that of mother’s educational qualifications been negatively related. The implication of these findings is that parents employed defective parenting styles in rearing in – school adolescents thereby leading to adolescents’ involvement in bullying behaviour. Counsellors in schools should therefore organise workshop for parents on the need for effective parenting style to stem the tide of bullying behaviour among in- school adolescents.

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Empirical

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Bullying behaviour, Family background, Family structure, In-school Adolescents, Parenting-style

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