Teachers and Students perception on the extent of parental alcohol abuse in Kenya
Carolyne C Bundotich, Felicity W Githinji, John K Chang ach
The basic informal and formal socializing agents that have been impacted by alcohol abuse are the home and school. This has been attributed to the parents and teachers who are seen as mentors to the younger generation abusing alcohol. The motives to carry out the present research arises from the fact that alcohol consumption, especially illicit alcohol, had affected the society as a whole, the family included. The study was undertaken in Keiyo North sub county, Elgeyo-Marakwet County in Kenya. Accordingly the purpose of the study was to investigate the perceptions of teachers and students on the extent of parental alcohol abuse. The Social Cognitive Learning theory by Albert Bandura was used to underpin the study. The theory tenets postulate that people have the potential to learn certain behaviors from their environments through observation and the use of cognitive processes. Concurrent triangulation mixed method research design involving qualitative and quantitative approaches was used. The sample comprising of 49 participants sampled from seven public schools was derived from all the public secondary schools in Keiyo North. Stratified random sampling and purposive sampling were used to select the schools and participants respectively. The study utilized questionnaires and interviews to collect data. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive statistics while qualitative data was analyzed thematically. The findings showed that most fathers (63.6%) abused alcohol compared to the mothers. The rate of drinking varied from daily to once a month and the drinking period ranged from over an evening to longer than a weekend.
Carolyne C Bundotich, Felicity W Githinji, John K Chang ach. Teachers and Students perception on the extent of parental alcohol abuse in Kenya. International Journal of Advanced Educational Research, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 15-21