The researcher is also grateful to the management staff of Federal College of Education Yola, for giving me the opportunity to obtain my postgraduate degree. Special thanks to the Director Statistics Adamawa State Post Primary Schools Management Board in person of Alhaji A. Nijjida, who provided me with materials to carry out my study. Thank you sir and God bless. The researcher also appreciate sister Grace Shaibu who took the pains of typing this work and Mr. U. Ojo who assisted in the analysis of the data. Thank you May God Almighty reward you abundantly, Amen.
The researcher is most grateful to my family members and the entire classmates 2007/2008 Academic Ses sion for their love, kind support, inspiration and encouragement during the period of study, May God Bless you all. Finally the researcher give all Glory, Honour, and praises to God for the completion of this academic work. To Him be the Glory and Honour for ever and ever. vi ABSTRACT The purpose of this study is to find out the relationship among parenting styles, children’s self-concept formation and their academic performance in Adamawa State. The study consist of five objectives, five research questions were formulated with four related null hypotheses. Literatures were extensively reviewed on parenting, self-concept and academic performance. A survey research design that is descriptive research was adopted. The population for the study was drawn from Senior Secondary School across the five educational zones in Adamawa State. A total of 34,954 both males and females made up the population. Ninety one (91) parents and 364 students of Senior Secondary Schools were randomly selected using stratified random sampling techniques for sample size.
The instrument used for the collection of data was self-designed questionnaire (SDQ). Forty three items questionnaire was used. The data collected were statistically analysed using descriptive statistics of percentage, mean and standard deviation of biodata of the respondents. The null hypotheses were statistically tested using ANOVA statistics to test for significant differences among the various parenting styles at 0.05 level of significant. The result revealed that significant relationship existed between parenting styles and children self concept formation. The out come of tested null hypothesis four showed significant difference among the various parenting styles at significant level of 0.05. The null hypotheses were therefore rejected. The study concluded among others that parenting styles affects children self–concept and academic performance. Recommendations were made to equip parents with skills on parenting through psychologist, resource persons in seminars and workshop training and also for further research on the impact of parenting style on how it influences child’s personality.
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