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Influence of Parental Bonding and Peer Bullying on adolescent's Mental well Being

Abikoye, Gboyega E. and Sholarin, M. A. and Omosuyi, Deborah A. (2013) Influence of Parental Bonding and Peer Bullying on adolescent's Mental well Being. In: Contemporary Issues in Nigeria: Social-Scientific Perspectives. Pumark Nigeria Limited [Educational Publishers] # 173 Ipaja Road, Iyana-Orile Bus-Stop, Agege, P. 0 .Box 1727, Agege, Lagos. Tel: 08022235233, 08033449404. ISBN 978- 978- 51953- 9- 2

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Abstract

This study investigated the influence of parent<li bonding and bullying on adolescents mental well-being. Participants were 370 secondary school students randomlv selected from four secondary schools in Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun State. Of the 370 participanb 20lJ (56.5%) were males while 269 (73.4°/.)) were females. Participants' mean age was 16.6 (±3.25). Data were collected using structured questionnaires consisting of widely-used and empirically validated measures of the variables of study. Results indicated that age (r = -.14; p<.05), sex (r = -.15; p <.OS), and bullying (r = -.35; p<.01) were significantly but negativelv related to paternal bonding. Results further indicated that onlv paternal bonding (r = .14; p<.05) was significantly related lo mental well-being. In other words, the greater the adolescent's paternal bonding the better his/her mental well-being, and . vice versa. Interestingly, bullying was not associated with mental well-being (r = -.05; p>.05). Also, maternal bonding was not significantly associated with mental well-being (r = - .02: p>.05). These results were discussed and the need measures a1med at enhancing adolescents' well-being as well as the need for more research in the area was highlighted

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 20:32
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 10:14
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3879

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