The research work is aimed at finding out the cause of deviant and
delinquent behaviour among students in Emotan Girls Grammar School in Oredo
Local Government Area, Edo State. The instrument employed in gathering the data
include questionnaires, interview and personal observation. Based on the
analyzed data, the following findings were discovered.
broken marriage or home can cause deviant and delinquent behaviour.
lack of teaching materials also lead to deviant and delinquent behaviour among
peer group influence can contribute to deviant and delinquent behaviour
poor q2uality administration exhibited by principals and school masters can
lead to deviant and delinquent behaviour. Based on the findings,
recommendations were made by the researcher.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Background of the study
Purpose of study
Significance of the study
Scope of study
Limitation of the study
Definition of terms
Population of the study
Validity of instrument
Procedure for data collection
Method of data analysis
Analysis of data
Summary, conclusion and
Suggestion for further research
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Deviant and delinquent behaviour is a big problem in our society today. Some
years ago, Egyptians priest carried on a stone our earth is degenerated,
children no longer obey their parents. (Johnson, 1995). The attention of
different people has been drawn to the increase in deviant and delinquent
behaviour among students in Emotan Girls Grammar School. Going through the
Nigeria daily newspapers and listening to radio and television, we hear a twist
of deviant and delinquent causes being attributed to Emotan girl’s grammar
school of today. Gone are the days where student’s today pride being in school
strives for excellence in class work and looked to the future ambitiously quite
and innocent for their ages. It is not so these days.
People involved in the upbringing of children have noticed a variety of
behaviour ranging from simple vices like falsifying age to taking alcohols that
will lead them to naughtiness. Incident of anti-social behaviour are on the
increase in Emotan girls grammar school, some of these include students
attacking teaching, burning and destroying of school properties and attempting
to rape their female counterparts etc. increase in the occurrence of these
deviant and delinquent act is now causing a lot of concern for parents,
teachers and social workers who have the responsibility of bringing up these
children. This implies that the cause of deviant and delinquent act in Emotan
girls grammar school has to be sought and the necessary steps have to be taken
in preventing it.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
The decision to carryout a study on the causes of deviant and delinquent
behaviour has been inspired by the investigators experience as a teacher. In
school there are usually a case of students involving in stealing, truancy,
smoking of India hemp etc. the importance of the students in the national
development cannot be over emphasized, but when the students who are supposed
to build the nation engage in various vices and crimes what hope has the
nation. There is no doubt that the behaviour of these students has adverse
effect on them and the students around them. Therefore the problem of this
study focuses on the following questions:
What influence does social economic factor have on deviant and delinquent
behaviour of the students?
Does television view cause students to be deviant
Is there any relationship between peer group pressure and deviant and
What influence does parents behaviour have on deviant and delinquent behaviour
Does emotional deprivation cause students to be deviant?
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
This study is primarily intended to find out the causes of deviant and
delinquent behaviour in Emotan girls grammar school especially those that are
related to the home since charity begin at home. The study will also attempt to
give suggestion on how to eliminate deviant and delinquent behaviour from the
Emotan girl’s grammar school.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
It is hope that the result of this study will be useful to parents, teachers,
psychologist and social workers. The findings will also as a source of useable
literature on the cause of deviant and delinquent behaviour
It is hope that the finding of
the study will also act as a basis for relevant preventive measure in deviant
and delinquent behaviour.
Does adolescent behaviour cause deviant and delinquent behaviour?
Is television viewing cause of deviant and delinquent behaviour?
Do improper home upbringing of children the cause of deviant and delinquent
Does poor school administration lead to deviant and delinquent act?
Does truancy lead to deviant and delinquent behaviour?
Does stealing cause deviant and delinquent behaviour?
SCOPE OF STUDY
These research focuses attention on Emotan girls grammar school and the Emotan
girls grammar school are Secondary School.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
This refers to as the behaviour going against norms or the absent of
discipline. This implies that for any behaviour to be recognized as against the
norms of the society.
Delinquency: This is defined or referred to as the behaviour of our
consequent to the failure of personal and social controls to produce behaviours
in confirming with the norms of the society system to which legal penalty are
attached. Delinquent individual have not been able to imbibe the rules and
norms of the society.
Broken Home: This refers to the
separation of parents either by divorce or desertion.
Emotional Deprivation: This means when a person is deprived of opportunities to
experience reasonable amount of love.
Unfavourable Parental Interaction: This is referred to as a situation in
which there is lack of cordial relationship between the parents. In this regard,
children learn bad habits from such interaction.
Adolescent: Adolescent is a period where the growing children experience
early accelerated growth spirit as he is growing towards adult hood.
(Akinbonye, 1985). In Nigeria the adolescent are simply between the enological
ages of 12-21 years.
Uncordial Family Relationship: This is also refers to as the type of
relationship those results in lack of attention for children. It can result in
instility to the children and way crate fear in the children. For example, this
type of relation can exist between step-parents and their step children. Some
step-parents see the step-children as the children of the irresponsible parents
children from such home get away from home and engage in deviant act by joining
various deviant sub-culture.
Subculture: These are referred to as a group in which some type of law
violating activity is required in the performance of the group roles.
Criminal Sub-Culture: This is the type of gang devoted to that exhortation and other
illegal method of obtaining incomes.
Conflict Sub-Culture: This is also referred to as the type of violence dominated as a
way of winning status.
Restreatist Sub-Culture: This also means the type of gang in which the consumption
of alcohols is stressed.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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