Parenting styles and adolescent drug abuse
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The study was conducted in five mixed day secondary schools in Kampala District. It took a correlation approach to investigate on the relationship between parenting styles and adolescent drug abuse, the frequency of drug abuse and age, and whether there was a difference in drug abuse between boys and girls. Drug abuse and Parental Authority Questionnaires were used to obtain data from 452 adolescents of both sexes of the late and early adolescence. On analysis, using the (SPSS), results indicated no significant relationship between parenting styles and drug. It was also found that at an early age adolescents were more likely to abuse drugs than the late ages and that girls abused drugs just like boys. Parents need to give equal care to girls as it is for boys. The study also made conclusions and possible recommendations.