INFLUENCE OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ON THE PROMOTION OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION. A RESEARCH PROJECT TOPICS ON GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING
This study investigated the Influence of Parental Involvement on the Promotion of Family Life Education in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State, Nigeria. The purpose of this research was to determine the level of family success in the promotion of the family life education and to assess the challenges affecting the family life education Five questions and hypotheses were stated for the study, the study employed a descriptive survey research design. An instrument titled: Influence of Parental Involvement on the Promotion of Family Life Education. (IPIPFLE) was used to collect relevant data for the study. The sample respondents involved were selected based on simple random sampling technique and the statistical tools was employed to analyse the data collected, frequency counts and percentage used to test the stated research question. Fifty (50) individuals were randomly selected from each establishment. The total sample is one hundred and fifty workers (150) individuals. 5 research questions and hypotheses were designed and formulated for the purpose of the study. The study revealed that there was a significant difference between parents’ involvement in family education and the success of family life education. It also revealed that there was a significant difference between parents’ occupational status and the promotion of family life education. The study further revealed that there was a significant relationship between educational level and their involvement in family life education. Based on the findings it was concluded 71% percents of the respondents strongly agreed that parents should be more involved in the promotion of family life education. The recommendations were made based on the findings of this study which include the following: parents should be involved in their children’s education, by volunteering at School; parent involvement theory and exemplary parent involvement programs recognize the value of creating meaningful partnerships among homes and schools in order to enhance parent involvement; act as teachers: Parents should create a home environment that promotes learning, reinforces what is being taught at school and develops the life skills.
1.1 Background to the study
Preparing individuals and families for the roles and responsibilities of family living is nothing new. Because knowledge about human development, interpersonal relationships, and family living is not innate, societies have needed to develop ways through which they may transmit the wisdom and experience of family living from one generation to succeeding ones. Some societies transmit his knowledge through formal means such as puberty initiation rites. For the most part however, individuals learn about family living in the family setting itself as they observe and participate in family activities and interactions in their own and other families
As societies change and become more complex, this pattern of informal learning about living in families becomes inadequate.