Covert Indicators of Parental Involvement and Communication in Parent-Adolescent Conflict in Nigerian Families an African Case Study with particular reference to the Yoruba families in Ibadan, Nigeria


Osun State University


The study investigated the effect of two variables (parental involvement and communication) on conflicts between parents and adolescents in Yoruba families in Ibadan. Two hundred (200) adolescents (56% females and 44% males) between the age range of 13-16 (66%) and 17-19 (34%) participated through a total enumeration technique. Expert content validation was done on issues checklist of salient issues of conflict between parents and adolescents with Chrobachs’ alpha reliability (r=0.71). Findings show that parental involvement in adolescents’ issues highly predicts parent and adolescents conflict. Communication also significantly predicts the criterion followed by other salient sources.
Based on these findings, the implications of these on education, parental upbringing and counseling practice were discussed in the body of the study.