The Impact of Social and Personality Development on Growing Children in Bauchi State, Nigeria

LASAN ABDU SALAMATU

Abstract


Human behaviour vary among individuals within a culture, some of the variance may results from social class, racial background and place of residence. Personality of an individual is a dynamic thing in the relationship of that individual with other people. Children behaviour and attitude has affected their behaviour either negatively or positively as they advanced to maturity. Their negative behaviour has caused a lot of societal ills. The objective of the study is to look at the impact of social and personality development on growing children in Bauchi State metropolis of Nigeria. Two hundred (200) respondents were interviewed, questionnaire were administered. They involved parents, masters and mistresses of daycare centres and viewing centres. Published and unpublished material were also used. Hypothesis statement was formulated and tested to know whether parent child and peer relationship contribute significantly to the development of social skill and personality in childhood. The findings shows that a  child’s personality has several components of genetically determined traits that determine the child’s approach to the world and how the child learns about the world. It was recommended that parents and caregivers should strive to help children in their development process in order to build a strong enviable personality.


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