American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Adolescent Emotional Well-Being: A Comparative Study of Mother-And Father- Adolescent Communication Influence
Margaret A. Disiye, Shikuku M. Mulambula

This study has been conducted against a backcloth of Kenya’s troubled secondary school system characterized by students ‘indiscipline. The study compared the influence of mother- and father-adolescent communication on emotional well-being of secondary school students. It used a co relational research design. Stratified and random sampling techniques were used to select ten schools and 462 students from Uasin Gishu Sub-County. The researchers administered the questionnaires to the selected respondents. The reliability and validity of the research instruments was established through pre-testing. The study found a strong positive correlations between both mother- and father-adolescent communication and emotional well-being; mother r(462) = .45, p = .000, father r(462) = .45, p =.000. The findings may help enhance knowledge of parent-adolescent communication and may also be useful to stakeholders in education in developing communication skills training programmes as an intervention measure for adolescent problems.

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