Examining perceived ethical parenting styles in relation to alcohol abuse among the youths: a case study of Kibera slum, Kibra constituency
Kimani, Sarah Wanjiku
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There is a lot that has been researched to support the relationship between parenting styles and children behaviour and academic performance. However, the relationship between parenting styles and alcohol abuse among the youth has received little attention in Kenya. Alcohol abuse brings several adverse effects to the people affected. It affects people socially, economically, spiritually and emotionally. Alcohol abuse is also known to affect some function of the brains. Parenting styles area probable cause or a major contributor to youth alcohol abuse. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between parenting styles an alcohol abuse among the youth in Kibera slum of Kibra constituency. The theoretical model was based on ethical parenting styles drawn from Baumrind parenting styles 1966. The study was a case study of Kibera slum, and the target population was the youth between the ages of 14-25 years. A population sample of 127 respondents was selected using simple random sampling of which 53 were male and 74 were female from Kibera slum. A questionnaire comprising of quantitative questions was used to collect the data. Interview guide was also used among Kibera women who represented the parents. Collected data was analysed using SPSS by descriptive and inferential analytical methods. Quantitative data was collected using questionnaires while qualitative data was collected using interview guide and was analysed by themes. The study revealed that there is a significant relationship between parenting styles and alcohol abuse among the youth in Kibera.