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Parenting Styles and Personality Traits among Senior Secondary School Students in Rivers State Nigeria, West African (Published)

This study investigated the influences of parenting styles on the personality traits of senior secondary school students in Rivers State. 560 students were selected for the study. This number was drawn using simple random sampling technique for all the selected 28 government owned schools with seven local governments in Rivers State. Researchers designed questionnaire named Parenting Styles and Personality Traits Assessment (PSPTA) was used in the study. Three research questions and three hypotheses were drawn, Anova (analysis of variance) was used to analyze the hypotheses. From the study, the following results were obtained: That extroversion personality trait does depend on parenting styles among senior secondary school students in Rivers State. That the personality trait of agreeableness is dependent on parenting styles among senior secondary school students in Rivers State. The neuroticism personality trait does depend on parenting styles among senior secondary school students in Rivers State. It was therefore recommended as follows – Every child is distinct and unique therefore parents should be encouraged to adopt appropriate parenting styles for each child (adolescent). Information on the influence of the various parenting styles on the personality traits of students should be made to parents.

Keywords: Adolescents and Personality traits., Authoritarian, Democratic, Neglectful, Parenting Styles