Teen Rebellion: Why Do Youngsters Rebel?

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I. Introduction Teen rebellion is a problem that’s been around ever since teenagers have. Almost every teen goes through some sort of rebellious stage in or after the precious years of puberty. It’s a problem that’s caused by a number of attributes, the two main being teenage hormones and attitude. It’s a superiority syndrome that teens get to let the world “adults” know that their views and opinions are not to be reckoned with. And with such a stubborn mindset that teen rebellion comes with, it can sometimes be impossible to tell them otherwise or make them listen to reason

A. Significance of the Study This study investigated the impact of parenting style on teenagers’ rebellious behavior. The research was carried out in four schools using an empirical survey design. Out of the population of eleven schools, the sample population of three hundred was conveniently drawn from four schools which were ijaye ojokoro secondary school, Ebenezer secondary school, immaculate grace secondary school and meiran secondary school in Ijaye ojokoro local government in Lagos State. The instrument used to elicit responses from the respondents was a structured questionnaire designed by the researcher. The instrument revealed reliability coefficients of .71 and .76 respectively. Descriptive statistics was used to collate data and interpret the data collated. From the findings, 26.4% teenagers thought it was high time for their parents to know that they are not babies to push about, 38.2% teenagers wants to do want they want to do without their parents dictating to them, 26.7% teenagers hate when their parents dictate the type of clothes they should wear. The demographic variables of the respondents were, 0.7% was within the age range 10-12 years, 62% were within the age range 13-15 years, 35% were within the age range 16-18 years and 1.4% was 19 years. 50.3% were male while 48.3% were female. 84.6% teenagers were from monogamous home, 8.6% teenagers were

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