First of all, the investigator feels privileged to have the opportunity to express deep appreciation and sincere thanks to the District education officer for accepting and making necessary arrangement for co-ordination with government schools for research study as well as giving official permission letter to conduct study from different government schools of Kathmandu.
The researcher would like to express Prof. Dr. Sarala Shrestha for supportive suggestion, direction, encouragement, and continuous guidance for the research. Researcher would like to express sincere thanks to the Library department of National Health Research council, library management team of Mahrajgunj nursing campus, Bir hospital Nursing campus, Padmakanaya Multiple campus for providing all the necessary material/ journals, articles and brochures related to this topic.
The investigator would like to thanks to the principals of Janapath school, Gyanodaya school and Bijay memorial school for accepting and making necessary arrangements for smooth research study in their schools for data collection.
The researcher would like to express humblest thanks to all the respondents for their valuable time and information without which this research couldn’t be happened. Vote of thanks also goes to Ms. Bidhya Bajrcharya for validating Nepali version of the tool, Ms. Usha Acharya for English language proof reading of this research and Mr. Nirmal Duwadi for guiding through all the statics related to the research.
At last but not least, investigator would like to express gratitude to all the people who have helped directly or indirectly to complete this research.Introduction: Adolescence is a transitional period of developing autonomy for adulthood. During the period of development of autonomy adolescents may come with conflict with their parental norms and advices. Therefore, this study was conducted with purpose of finding out the major issues of conflict experienced by adolescents with their parents.
Descriptive research design was conducted. The study population was adolescents period students from selected public schools in Kathmandu. Convenient sampling technique was used to select 123 students from 9,10. Interview method was used to collect data by using semi structured questionnaire, interview schedule including 7 issues of conflict related statements in Likert scale.
Autonomy( 52.8%) was major issues of conflict between parents and adolescents followed by disciplinary issues ( 41.2%) and the family rules/ regulations and obligation (36.5%).
There was a significant association of adolescents’ sex with the autonomy issue of conflict (p- value 0.014) with female adolescents facing more conflict with parents (64.2%) in autonomy issues than male adolescents (41.3%). There was an association of adolescents’ sex with academic issue as well (p-value 0.0) and conversational issues (p-value 0.0) of conflict. Girl (54.7%) faced more conflict with parents in academic issues than boys (12.7%). Equally, girls (24.5%) faced more conflict with parents in conversational way than that of boys(1.6%)
Regarding household chores issues with parental age , the adolescents having younger father (48.0%) had more conflict than that of older aged father( 22.1%). Similarly, with younger aged mother ( 43.5%) had more conflict than that of aged mother (15.6%). The results also showed that more adolescents faced conflict with their mother (69.8%) than with their father (30.2%).
Adolescents faced conflict in all issues during their adolescence period. However, autonomy was the major issues among all, which is followed by disciplinary issue and rule/regulation and obligation issue. This also showed that female adolescents faced more issue than that of their peer male adolescents. And they faced issue more with their mother rather than father.
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