Relationship between Parents and Peer Influencences on Qualities of Adolescent Friendship

Jude J. Obiunu


The study investigated the relationship between parents and peer influences on the qualities of adolescent friendship.  Relevant literature in the field of adolescent friendship qualities and parental interaction were investigated.  The problem of the study is the increasing incidences of emotional, imbalance among young people that manifest in maladaptive behaviours.  In investigating this problem, two research hypothesis were developed.  The design for the study was the survey research design. The population comprised of 867 senior secondary school students selected from five schools in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.  The simple random sampling technique was used select 100, 20 from each schol for the study. The instrument for the study was title Qualities of Adolescent Friendship as Correlates of Coping with Stress.  The instrument had a reliability of 0.84 using the piercing moment correlation coefficient.  Regression and t-test were used to analyse both research questions and research hypothesis. The findings indicated that  there was no statistical significance between parents interaction and parents/children interaction.  The conclusion therefore for the population studies was that there may be other factors that influence qualities of adolescent friendship.

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