This study was made with the
aims of assessing the effect of parent’s behaviour n the disciplinary attitude
of primary school pupils in Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State. A
review work showed the level of involvement and the role of parents in the
upbringing of children in our society, most especially in the area under study.
Three research questions were formulated and analyzed. The study was carried
out of in the four primary schools out of many primary schools out of many
primary in the local government area earlier mentioned. Well structured
questionnaire was used as the instrument for the study. From the responses to
the question analyzed the level of involvement of parents in the disciplinary
attitude of children was revealed. So, its evidence from the research findings
that parents contribute to in disciplinary act among pupils in the primary
school and conclusions arrived at, ten (10) recommendations were made.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Statement of problem
Purpose of the study
Significance of the study
Assumptions of the study
Scope of the study
Limitations of the study
Review of related literature
The opinion and view on
disciplinary and indisciplinary
Root causes of indisciplinary
Solution to childhood
Appraisal of the literature
Population of the study
Administration of the
Method of data analysis
Description of statistics
Presentation of the result and
Chapter five =
Summary, conclusion and
is an investigation into how parent’s behaviour affects the disciplinary
attitude of the pupils in Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State.
Indisciplinary act among pupils is a canker worm that has eaten deep into the fabric
of the society. Therefore, it must be argued out of our school. Since the
child’s first life experiences are acquired in the home environment from
parents, mothers in particularly. The home environment has the potentiality of
sharpening the child’s conception of the wider society. In most society,
including developed ones the behaviour of a child is said to be influence by
many factors. According to Egbe T. Ehiametalor and Olusole W. Aderunmu
(1981:47) on one of the spectrum are pupils from broken homes or polygamous
homes, and on the other side are those from monogamous homes or affluent homes
on the behaviour or the child and his propensity to engage in a acts of
Permissiveness and family environment are primary factor, which contribute to
an accurate prediction of a child’s attitude towards pupils protest activities.
Adetoro (2000) some attitudes are wrong and so need to be changed. To change
attitude, there is need for good understanding and better information upon
which those wrong impression are formed. Attitude can be refer to the way we
think and feel about some thing or the way one behave towards something that
shows how you think and feel. Most adult, behaviour are mostly governed by the
attitude and opinions which we learn in our life experience. We arrived at
attitude especially when a man fall into a new situation that he need to act
upon, and he/she must get to reason how he/she need to act in order not to
course more problems. To development of attitude or opinion may start within
the family group, as children growing up under the influence and guidance of
our parents attitude or opinion in this case you hear a word “like father like
son” “like mother like daughter” A home that the father is a teacher and mother
a disciplinarian you see that the children are been influenced to love
education. However, if a child is brought up in a way that alcoholic is bad,
such a child may find it difficult to change such an attitude in life. The
second ways a child can develop his attitude or opinion of others many of our
views are forced by the opinion of result of careful thinking and deliberation,
which are taken from what we read in the newspapers, what we listen to on the
radio or what the writer has seen through personal experience, what we seen on
the television screen, but the problems we easily accept what we all told on
radio, newspaper, television and personal view without even thinking whether
our source of information is correct or not.
The idea is that if we could read or obtain the fact or any subject and then
came to our own conclusion. The third ways a child can develop his attitude and
opinion is to adopt some attitude as an indirect expression of a personal
problem of which he is not entirely aware. This may be as a result of one
trying to express his own emotional difficulties for example attitude of
intolerance towards people of a different religion, colour or race than
himself. Disciplinary, in other words in defined as the training especially of
the mind and character to produce self control, habits of obedience, and so on
while “indisciplinary” according to Oxford English dictionary. Absence of lack
of discipline, want of the person imposed by constituted, authority upon a body
of person amenable to it, want of the order and method acquired by training.
Disciplinary attitude in pre-primary school institutions should be interpreted
as a training of our pupils during the transitional period in childhood. So by
the time they gain full maturity, they are fully prepared for life socially,
sexually, emotionally, intellectually, morally and economically. And any
deviation from above constituted disciplinary attitude. According to Olusola W.
Aderunmu (1981:147) said that indisciplinary attitude in the primary schools
could be grouped into:
Anti-social acts: This refers to the destruction of public property and
rioting, hooliganism, stealing and bulling.
Act of deviance: These are usually directly against established rules of the
school for example going out without permission, avoidance of wearing school
uniforms, smoking, drug-taking, drinking, sexual immorality and failure to
serve punishment and carryout lawful duties.
Acts of negligence: These are many and can include acts like lateness to
classes and assemblies and careless handling of school personal properties.
Indisciplinary attitude is due
to many factors: these are usually external or internal factors. Among the
external factors are the parents, lack of control, when parents have no
patients or self control and are not disciplinary attitude among the children
who will have been deprived or parental care and supervision. An irresponsible
father who was always drinking and too pre-occupied with activities neither
have little or not time to train his children, neither would the nagging
mother. There is hardly anybody who can train a child is used to at home is
carried in to the school and to the public. At home where refined language is
used is not likely to produce insolent children.
Imparting discipline on the child is more than simply providing food and
clothing or sending him or her to school to face life successfully the child
need moral guidance. As the Holy Bible says in Proverbs 22 verse 6 “bring up a
child in the way he should go and when he grows up he will not depart from it”.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
Presently, the rate of misbehaviour among pupils is alarming. Pupils are found
with hard drugs and having indiscriminate smoking habits. So many of them
practice immoral acts such as sex, some young girls wear more expensive cloths
than the working class ladies. It is alarming in a closer look that most
parents do not check their children, parents are loose. Most cases, some pupils
pretend to leave the home for school but remain at home to watch immoral video
cassettes even bought by some parents, some go their own ways from school to
steal, fight in the street and cause unnecessary destruction of personal and
public properties. The physical out look of the pupils is also a major problem.
Some pupils do not want to wear the school uniform some even barb very guyish
hair styles, some put on charms as chain or even wear chair, some do not want
to bet up because their parents failed to by under wears for them to dress up
properly. Many parents also are not concerned about their children dresses. And
many parents do not understand what school system is all about. And so they
cast their blames on lack of disciplinary attitude among pupils solely on
teachers and school administrators.
The study attempts to examine the following research questions.
Does lack of parents attitude in their children cause juvenile delinquency
Does parents bad life style influence indiscipline in children e.g. smoking
Does parent’s attitude alleviate indisciplinary act in pupils.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of the study is to find out what parents do to encourage
indisciplinary attitude among pupils (child’s). The purpose is to determine how
parents behaviour affect the discipline act of pupils. It is also to find what
parents can do to minimize indisciplinary attitude among pupils.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
This study will throw more light into the fact that learning cannot effectively
successful without proper behaviour patters in the child’s since a child is the
central of learning. It will also show that there is much room for parents to
improve on their daily attitude at home towards their offspring’s. it will also
prove to some extents the kinds problems to be encountered by the teachers as a
result of the poor upbringing of the child. It is also to expose the extent to
which home (parent) behaviour affect the general disciplinary attitude of the
ASSUMPTION OF THE STUDY
To following are some of the assumptions of the researcher over the effect of
parent’s behaviour on the disciplinary attitude of the pupils.
Pupils are mostly faced with the problems of maladjustment of parental
Pupils who receive less motivation for studies are likely going to perform
below expectation academically as a result of negligence by parents.
Religion affection has some roles to play in curtaining attitude on pupils.
Bitterness and deviance of school rules and regulation among pupils can be
attitude to parental attitude or disciplinary act.
SCOPE/DELIMITATION OF THE STUDY
This research is carried out to give a survey analysis of the effect of parents
behaviour on the disciplinary attitude of primary school pupils. In this
research work, Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State is taken primary
school were selected.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
The major term to be defined in this research work are teachers, behaviour, disciplinary,
attitude, potentiality and spectrum.
refer to the person who instruct, pass through pain and precious or provides
the teaching learning process.
the things that a person or animal does.
Disciplinary: relating to the punishment of someone who has not obeyed rules.
the opinions and feelings that you usually have about something.
Potentiality: an ability or quality that could develop in the future and
a complete range of opinion, people, situations etc going from one extreme to
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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