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Lack of Parental Supervision and Psychosocial Development of Children of School Going Age in Buea Sub-Division


Njikang Christina Senge Tanyi | Therese Mugah Shalloh Tchombe | Patrick Fonyuy Shey



Njikang Christina Senge Tanyi | Therese Mugah Shalloh Tchombe | Patrick Fonyuy Shey "Lack of Parental Supervision and Psychosocial Development of Children of School Going Age in Buea Sub-Division" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-6 | Issue-4, June 2022, pp.1406-1421, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd50295.pdf

This study sought to investigate lack of parental supervision and psychosocial development of children of school going age in Buea sub-division of the South West Region. A mixed research method was used. Data collected from the administration of questionnaires with pupils and the interview data from interview sessions with parents were analysed using both quantitative and qualitative data analytical techniques respectively. In relation to questionnaire data, we adopted the quantitative technique of data analysis consisting of both descriptive and inferential statistics. This consisted mainly to the closed ended questions which consist of both single response and Likert scale sets of questions. The open-ended questions were analysed using thematic analysis. After receiving questionnaires from the field, the data was entered and analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Standard version, Release 21.0 (IBM Inc. 2012) and data validation and cleaning were carried out. Descriptive results revealed that parents offer assistance to their children with regards to their assignments but do not exercise full supervision with regards to whether their children need private teaching at home; there is high level of parental supervision over children works; also there is parental supervision with respect to discussion of issues concerning the future of children; parents and guardians create time to supervise their children to determine if they have done their assignments before going to bed; as well as offer attention to children. Findings reveled that in cases of increase in lack of Parental supervision, there is an increase in social withdrawal amongst children (r=0.461, p< 0.01), increase in anger levels amongst children of school going age (r=0.263, p< 0.01), decrease in anxiousness in children (r= -0.164, p< 0.01), but an increase in self-esteem levels in children of school going age (r=0.363, p< 0.01), and an increase in depression amongst children (r=0.399, p< 0.01), and an overall increase in psychosocial development in (r=0.345, p< 0.01) of children of school going age in Buea Sub-Division. Lack of parental supervisor determines 15.9% variation (R2= 0.159; F=66.088; P<0.01) in pupil’s level of depression, 21.2% variation (R2= 0.212; F=94.094; P>0.01) in children’s level of social withdrawal, 6.7% variation (R2= 0.067; F=26.029; P<0.01) in level of anger amongst children, 2.7% variation (R2= 0.027; F=9.613; P<0.01) in pupil’s level of anxiousness, 13.2% variation (R2= 0.132; F=53.070; P<0.01) in pupil’s level of self-esteem and 11.9% variation (R2= 0.119; F=47.184; P<0.01) in overall psychosocial development of children of school going. This confirms the hypothesis results that (t=6.869, P < 0.01) lack of parental supervision has a significant effect on the psychosocial development of children of school going age in Buea Sub-Division.

Parental Supervision, Psycho-social Development, Children


IJTSRD50295
Volume-6 | Issue-4, June 2022
1406-1421
IJTSRD | www.ijtsrd.com | E-ISSN 2456-6470
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