Parents remain as the gatekeepers in adolescents’ lives and need to practice parental monitoring which provides awareness of their offspring's whereabouts, activities, and companions. The study aimed to explore the perception and experiences of parents about their monitoring practice of school-going adolescents in Kandy district, Sri Lanka. A qualitative study was done using twelve focus group discussions conducted using a semi-structured mediator guide questionnaire. Thematic analysis of the discussed data was performed. Schools in the Denuwara education zone, Kandy district. One hundred and seventeen parents of school-going adolescents (14 -16year) were included using the purposive sampling method. Twelve focus groups were formed with ten parents for ten discussions in each group and nine and eight parents participated for another two. Parents were informed via their schooling adolescents and received a participant information sheet which was completed and returned if they decided to participate in the focus group discussions.

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K. P. DE SILVA, DEVANI S. DISSANAYAKE, Gayani. Perception and Experience of Parents on Monitoring their School going Adolescents – A Qualitative Study Conducted in Kandy District, Sri Lanka. Global Journal of Medical Research, [S.l.], june 2022. ISSN 2249-4618. Available at: <https://medicalresearchjournal.org/index.php/GJMR/article/view/2717>. Date accessed: 14 aug. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.34257/GJMRKVOL22IS3PG1.

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