The Perception of Intending Parents about the Common Antisocial Behaviors among Adolescent Students in Developing Countries


  • Michael Ovire Avwerhota Laboratory Services, Management Sciences for Health, Compliance and Quality control Department, Nigeria
  • Oluwasola Stephen Ayosanmi Department of Pharmacy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Uduak Bassey Department of Public Health, Walden University, USA
  • Olubunmi Elizabeth Amoo Department of Prevention and Community Services; APIN Public Health Initiatives, Nigeria
  • Ahmed Mamuda Bello Field Presence Department, World Health Organization, Nigeria
  • Titilope Temitayo Ayosanmi Department of Medical Laboratory, Saskatchewan Health Authority, Yorkton Regional Health Centre, Canada
  • Adebanke Adetutu Ogun Management Department, Migrant Protection and Assistance/Migration, International, UN Organization for Migration,
  • Isioma Umeadi Ezeagu Laboratory Services, Management Sciences for Health, Compliance and Quality control Department, Nigeria
  • Abiodun Olaiya Paul Laboratory Services, Management Sciences for Health, Compliance and Quality control Department, Nigeria
  • Olaniyi Felix Sanni Research and Development Department, Fescosof Data Solutions, Nigeria


Adolescent, antisocial, behaviors, parents, student.


This cross-sectional survey conducted in southwestern Nigeria examined the common antisocial activities among adolescents and students in developing countries, using a structured questionnaire among 300 people preparing to get married. The study was conducted from September to October 2019 with an aim to the perception of people intending to marry on eradicating students and adolescents’ antisocial behavior in developing countries. Data were analyzed with IBM-SPSS version-25. Promiscuity (41.7%) topped the list of antisocial activities mentioned, followed by indecent dressing and social nuisance (27.0%). Improper parental guidance ranked highest (41.3%) as the perceived cause of antisocial and high-risk behaviors, followed by peer pressure (29.3%). Around 48% of the respondents said the parents were to blame and 26.0% said adolescents, and 15.0% said the government was to blame. Antisocial behaviors can be reduced among students and adolescents by including parenting and moral training in the education curriculum. Also, there is a need to educate parents on the essential parenting tips and methods.


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Avwerhota, M. O. ., Ayosanmi, O. S. ., Bassey, U. ., Amoo, O. E. ., Bello, A. M. ., Ayosanmi, T. T., Ogun, A. A. ., Ezeagu, I. U. ., Paul, A. O. ., & Sanni, O. F. (2022). The Perception of Intending Parents about the Common Antisocial Behaviors among Adolescent Students in Developing Countries. Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Language, 2(1), 10–23. Retrieved from
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