Parenting styles and socio-demographic dynamics associated with mental health of in-school adolescents in Ibadan, south-west Nigeria

Published in: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Volume 31, issue 2, 2019 , pages: 109–124
DOI: 10.2989/17280583.2019.1662426
Author(s): Abimbola M ObimakindeDepartment of Community Medicine, Nigeria, Olayinka OmigbodunDepartment of Psychiatry, Nigeria, Olurotimi AdejumoDepartment of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Nigeria, Babatunde AdedokunDepartment of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Nigeria


Background: Positive parenting and enabling socio-demography, engenders good conduct in adolescence. Balanced parental demandingness and emotional responsiveness, deployed by authoritative parents, supports adolescents’ mental health. Parental emotional responsiveness deters peer-pressured risky behaviours; while parental negligence, permissiveness, or demandingness encourages mental health problems. This is especially in the context of unfavourable socio-demographic setting.

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