International Journal of Home Science
2021, VOL. 7 ISSUE 1, PART A
Peer pressure as a contemporary issue in teenage upbringing in Obio/Akpor LGA of rivers state
Author(s): Wachukwu Chikodi Happiness I and Amadi Gift Amukeru
The study focused on peer pressure as a contemporary issue in teenage upbringing. To help attained the above objective, descriptive survey research design was adopted. Taro Yamane formula was used to determine the sample size of the study, while to determine the proportion of the sample size, the proportionate sampling formula was used. Structured questionnaire were distributed to the sampled size of the study. Therefore, data obtained were analyzed using frequency, percentage and cumulative percentage. The result obtained were; the negative effects of peer pressure in teenage upbringing include smoking, alcoholism, immoral behaviours, sexual abuse and drug addiction while the positive effects of peer pressure in teenage upbringing include; it leads to good academic result among the peer group; positive family background of peers, affects their behaviour in general; peer pressure can help someone improve on his/her health; leads to change in behaviour from bad to good; brings about growth building; leads to hard work at job; and leads to encouragement of one another. Based on the result obtained, it was suggested that proper parental monitoring can reduce the negative influence of peer pressure on teenage upbringing; there should be cordial relationship between parent and their teenage child; and parents should endeavor to instill discipline in children.
How to cite this article:
Wachukwu Chikodi Happiness I, Amadi Gift Amukeru. Peer pressure as a contemporary issue in teenage upbringing in Obio/Akpor LGA of rivers state. Int J Home Sci 2021;7(1):21-27.