RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PARENTING STYLE, FAMILY TYPE, PERSONALITY DISPOSITIONS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN NIGERIA

ESTHER FOLUKE AKINSOLA (Ph. D.)
Department of Psychology
University of Lagos, Nigeria

Instructions: When analyzing a journal article, first focus on the title of the article and/or the abstract.
Determine the independent variables (IVs) or the dependent variables (DVs) from these sections. If the
IVs and DVs are what you are looking for, then go ahead and read the whole article and fill out the following
information below. The purpose of filling out this template is to organize the most relevant information in a
journal article.
Reference (APA style) !!!
Background of the problem {e.g., According to Jonson et al. (2008), low self-esteem is correlated to lower
academic performance and behavioral problems in young adolescents.} !!!!!
Rationale (Key phrase: …few studies…) !!!!
Purpose (Key phrase: to determine or to examine…) !!!!
Past Studies{i.e., facts that are relevant to the IV and DV with citations (APA style)} !!!!!
Participants !
Age group(s) !
Gender !
Ethnic group(s)
SES !! Quantitative Methods (survey, causal-comp, experimental, single-subject, mixed)
Assessments !
IV:
Measure !
Example question !
Likert-scale !
Reliability !
DV:
Measure !
Example question !
Likert-scale !
Reliability !!
(If there are more IVs and DVs that you feel are relevant, then you may note them here) !!
Treatment (Intervention) !!!
Hypothesis or research question(s) (Focus on the IVs and DVs from your definitions section) !!!!
What was significant (results) in the study? Focus on the IVs and DVs that you have picked. You don’t have
to state all the IVs and DVs from the article. What reasons do the authors give for the significant data (key
phrase in the discussion section: may be, might be)? !!!!!!!Implications (What is the study recommending to educators? How can educators apply what they have
learned to their children/students/clients?)

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