Okudo Odinakolisa Christopher (PhD), Obumse Nneka Anthonia (PhD), Ogechukwu Scholastica Okafor


This study was on parenting styles and self esteem as correlate of academic achievement in public secondary schools in south eastern states of Nigeria. The design for the study was correlational survey. The study was guided by six research questions and five hypotheses. The population of the study was made up of 36,265 students from the five states. The sample size was 4000 students chosen through simple random sampling technique. The questionnaire was a researcher developed instrument made up of five clusters. The data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviation scores to answer research question one, while research question 2,3,4,5,6 were answered using Pearson’s product moment of correlation. The Hypothesis was answered using -t- test for correlations. The findings of the study revealed among others the following: a relationship exists between parenting styles, self esteem and academic achievement of students. The students accessed their parents as using more of permissive styles in their socialization. The following recommendations were made and they include encouraging parents to adopt authoritarian styles of parenting, viewing parenting as a task, encouraging participation in seminars and conferences.


parenting styles, self esteem, academic achievement, public secondary schools, southeast Nigeria.

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