Parenting Styles and Early Literacy Development in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
Wisdom Inibehe Jude
Department OfCurriculum/Teaching,
College OfEducation,
Afaha Nsit, Akwa [born Stale.
Email : Wisppa@Yahoo.Com
Cell: 08034949830;
Alice Effiong Udosen (Ph.D)
Department ofCurriculum Studies;
Educational Administration and Planning
University Of Uyo, Akwa [born State
Charles Effiong (Ph.D)
Department OfEnglish,
College OfEducation, Afaha Nsit.

The purpose of the present study was to determine the influence of parenting styles on nursery one pupils ’early literacy development in primary schools within Uyo, the capital of Akwa [born State. The respondents consisted of 100 parents and I 00 pupils in nursery one from selected primary schools in Uyo, The instruments used were Parenting Styles Questionnaire (PSQ) and Early Literacy Achievement Test (ELAT). One research question and one hypothesis were formulated to guide the study Data were collected and analysed using descriptive statistical tool and ANOVA (Analysis of Variance). The result of the study indicated that parenting styles do significantly influence early
literacy. Hence. it is recommended among others that parents be equipped with knowledge and skills appropriate for early literacy development.

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