A Paradigm Model of Children of Alcohol Abuse Parents Phenomenon

Temitayo Serah Abijo, Hussin Huzili, Suhairi Hanif


Presently, the wave of alcohol abuse in families in Nigeria has stretched to startling point just as only few is free of alcohol abuse and unfortunately, nothing is being done about it. Therefore, this study filled the knowledge gap in the phenomena of children of alcohol abuse parent by focusing on the factors that contribute to its development in the context of Nigeria. The study seeks to understand the antecedents, the context and prevailing conditions that influence it, as well as description of alcohol abuse phenomenon, the coping strategies and the consequences resulting from the coping strategies. In-depth interviews were conducted with 19 children and seven parents who were recruited through Alcohol Abuse and Family Support Agency. A grounded theory approach was adopted to analyze the transcribed interview data. Nvivo 10 software was used in analyzing the data by methodologically coding and categorizing the data in open, axial and selective coding. A paradigm model was obtained based on informants’ personal comments and experiences which uniquely contributed to the body of knowledge on the phenomena of children of alcohol abuse parent in Nigeria. The significance of the study lies in an attempt to provide a working framework for reducing the effect of parental alcohol abuse on children that will eventually leads to frustration and abuse of alcohol. This study is planned to benefit all parties: parents, teachers, counselors and other stakeholders to minimize the effect of parent alcohol abuse on children.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse, Grounded theory, Paradigm model, children, Nvivo

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