PARENTING STYLES AND ADOLESCENTS’ DEVIANT BEHAVIOURS IN NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS
Dr. (Mrs) Lawal Risikat Titilayo & Dr. Usman, Jimoh Abdulkareem
Deviant behaviour has been a major challenge of Nigerian adolescents in the recent time. In fact, it has gone beyond ordinary youthful exuberance to heinous crime. Hence, these young ones that are believed to be the hope of the nation, the future leaders and strength of the country are turning criminals. However, many of Nigerian youths find it difficult to comply with rules and regulations which are catalyst to the smooth running and successful accomplishment of their educational goals.It is therefore essential to say that the whole country is resting on a keg of gunpowder that may explode any time. It was discovered from the findings that bad parenting breeds deviant behaviours among Nigerian youths. The issue must be vigorously addressed in order to secure the future for this country. Therefore, this study investigated parenting styles and adolescents’ deviant behaviours in Nigeria and its implications for counselling. The writers relied on context analysis and used secondary data which include published and unpublished materials like text books, journals, newspapers and internet materials. Based on the highlight, the paper suggested that counsellors should use different counselling techniques in solving the problems of adolescents either in group or individual.