Mothers` Attitudes on the Influence of Social Media on Parenting Styles of Adolescent Girls in Tanga Municipality, Tanzania

  • Asia Kimangale Muslim University of Morogoro
  • Issa Omar Malechela, PhD Muslim University of Morogoro
Keywords: Adolescent Girls, Social Media, Mother’s Attitude, Parenting Styles
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This study aimed to assess the influence of mother’s attitude on social media towards parenting styles of adolescent girls. The study employed a mixed methods research approach with convergent parallel design. Questionnaires, interview, and documentary review were prominent methods used in data collection. 104 respondents were recruited to collect data which deem suitable for the study. The obtained data analysed by using free QDA Miner and SPSS for non- numerical and numerical data respectively. The findings show that mothers have either positive or negative attitude on social media use of adolescent girls. The positive mother’s attitude is influenced by such factors as screening time, learning and communication purpose. While negative mother’s attitude is influenced by factors as early sexual relationship and age of adolescent girls. Finally, the researcher recommended that adolescent should be emphasized on the positive use of social media to increase their performance in the educational carrier


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19 January, 2024
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Kimangale, A., & Malechela, I. (2024). Mothers` Attitudes on the Influence of Social Media on Parenting Styles of Adolescent Girls in Tanga Municipality, Tanzania. East African Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 7(1), 26-35.