Abstract: This study focused on home factors necessary for laying the foundational values in youths among families in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. The study specifically examined socio-economic factors, parental life-style, emotional climate and strategies in laying foundational values in youths among families. The study adopted descriptive survey design. The population of the study comprises all the households in the study area. A multi stage sampling technique was adopted in selecting 300 respondents. Research questions were answered on individual item basis using mean, standard deviation value and chi-square test of goodness fit. The findings of the study revealed that socio-economic status of parents, parental life styles and emotional climate of the family affects the laying of foundational values in youths. The findings shows that youth from poor socio-economic homes are less prepared in life for value and educational programmes. The researchers recommended that the government should provide for the youths from poor socio-economic families the basic resources and facilities for proper laying of foundational values, the parents should adopt democratic and supportive parenting styles in teaching the child about the society values.
Daniel I. Igba, Elizabeth C. Igba, Simon C. Nnamani, Stella N. Nduka-Ozo and Raphael I. Ngwoke, 2018. Home Factors Necessary for Laying of Foundational Values in Youths among Families in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. The Social Sciences, 13: 609-618.