Changalwa et al
Greener Journal of Educational Research Vol. 2 (2), pp. 013-020, March 2012
The Relationship between Parenting Styles and Alcohol Abuse among College Students in Kenya.
1Catherine N. Changalwa, 2Michael M. Ndurumo, 3Peter L. Barasa
and 4Moses W. Poipoi*
1,2Department of Educational Psychology, Moi University.
3Department of CIEM, Moi University.
4Department of Educational Psychology, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.
*Corresponding Author’s Email: wesangulamp @ yahoo.com
Alcohol abuse has adverse
health, social and economic effects. Alcohol also affects
the brain’s mental functions. It is the major cause of
indiscipline among college students and affects students’
academic performance. Parenting styles are a probable cause
of alcohol abuse. Thus the purpose of this study was to
investigate the relationship between parenting styles and
alcohol abuse among college students in Kaimosi Teachers
Training College, Kenya. The study was based on Erikson’s
(1950) psychosocial theory. The study used survey design and
the target population consisted of teacher trainees drinking
alcohol. A sample of 32 respondents was sampled using
purposive sampling. A self-administered questionnaire was
used to collect data. Data was analysed using descriptive
and inferential statistics were used. The study found out
that parenting styles have a significant relationship on
alcohol abuse among college students.
Key words: Alcohol Abuse, Authoritarian parents, College Students, Parenting Styles, Permissive parents.
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