Topic: Lack of parental supervision is the main contributor to youth delinquency in society Teacher: Miss Anderson
“The children are the future” is a part of the lyrics of a song done by popular artiste Whitney Houston. 'Supervise', as defined by the Collins dictionary, means to watch over, direct or check on. The researcher has observed that there is a lot of youth delinquency in the society and believes that this is linked to the lack of parental supervision thus, led the researcher to ask the question 'Is parental supervision necessary for a positive growth?'. This is the idea that led the researcher to choose the topic “Lack of parental supervision is the main contributor to youth delinquency in society” under the theme of “Parenting”. The researcher faced many problems in sourcing information for the research, however only two will be addressed. The face to face interview with the guidance counselor was unable to take place on the previously scheduled dates. To address the problem the researcher interviewed a different guidance counselor. Another challenge was that two respondents could not be found to return the questionnaires. After waiting for some time the researcher had to re-issue questionnaires to other persons to get the correct amount for the sample. A total of seventeen (17) questionnaires, each consisting of fifteen (15) questions were distributed to the respondents of Nuttall Road community, Port Antonio. On November 15, 2014 at approximately 2:30 pm. The researcher issued questionnaires to parents who are between the ages of twenty (20) years and forty (40) years. All respondents live with their child/children, and majority of them, totaling to ninety-two percent (92%) felt that parental supervision is not necessary. Seventy percent (70%) of the respondents believe that friends/peers have the most influence on delinquent children as opposed to the twenty percent (20%) who believes that parents have the most influence on...
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