This study is aimed at identifying the
effects of deviant behaviour on academic performances of secondary school
students in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State. the instrument
used for collection of data or information in this research is mainly the
questionnaires. The questionnaires were distributed to some respondents. To
test the validity of the stated research questions from their respondents it
was discovered that many of the option was that deviant behaviour has lots of
effects on the academic performance of secondary school students. And the
commonest deviant behaviour one assault and insult born on teachers and
principals, these deviancy can be caused by indiscipline on the parts of the
parents, harsh rules, bad home influence, peer group influence etc. to each of
these problems a solution has been suggested, if these suggestions are applied
by teachers, principals, parents and guardians, the problems of deviant
behaviour will be reduced drastically in the country and in the selected schools
in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State.
Background of the study
Statement of the problem
Purpose of the study
Limitations of the study
Scope/delimitation of the study
Definition of terms
Review of related literature
Research design and methodology
Population of the study
The sample and sampling techniques
Data collection instrument
Analysis of data
Data presentation and analysis
Summary, recommendations and conclusion
Recommendation for further study
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Deviant behaviour is a behaviour portraying a departure from social norms.
According to Chamber Dictionary 1st edition,
deviant behaviour means to deviate from the norms of particular people, society
or community. Such behaviour or activities include crime, drunkenness,
indiscipline, drug addiction, bribery and corruption, absenteeism in school and
Michael S. (2004) defined deviant behaviour as that type of behaviour that is
contrary to norms and the rules of the study. Nigeria society today is
developing; therefore it requires education system that will ensure her
development. Hence the Nigeria education system must stimulate the spirit of
patriotism and lay the solid foundation for national and international
understanding and cooperation in children. Due to this fact, the education of
the youth is very important in order to ensure the citizens to the social and
economic development of the country as well as raising the standard of living
According to Ehigie (2001) the family as agent of socialization could have
significant impact on the child. This is evident from the fact it is first
placed where the child learns about leadership and what it takes also basic
skill and behaviour pattern have to be taught by parent in the home. The school
as an agent of socialization and training institution for our society is also
with an acute problem which also affects the society at large. The problem is
that of deviant behaviour. The school as an organization should be able to
deliver citilitarian services, which is geared towards the betterment of the
government and the society, such as the ability to teach moral honesty,
regularity, loyalty and dedication.
This implies that the school should be able to produce disciplined pupils who
will later become good citizens who are free from any deviant act or behaviour
of any kind.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
According to Murdock (1969) the family as an agent of
socialization is a training institution for our society. The suggestions to be
made in this study will go a long way to minimize the problem. This study is
concerned with the investigation of the cause of deviant behaviour among
students in secondary schools and how it affect the academic performance in
some selected secondary schools in Ovia North East Local Government Area.
The influence of student’s back group on deviant behaviour as well as
examining the possible influence of school environment, teacher, parents,
society, and peer group behaviour is promoting deviant behaviour among some
students. Basically, this study is very important and relevant to the
development of children, mostly in this our present complex society and also to
provide insight into child needs and how these needs could be met.
To eradicate or minimize this ugly situation answer to the following questions
would be sought could the effect of deviant behaviour influence the academic
performance of students negatively? To what extent has deviant behaviour
contribute to the performance of the child?
1.Could deviant behaviour be attributed to
parents’ inability to meet the student’s school need?
2.Does the role of parents, school, society and
environment in which they live play or control deviant behaviour in secondary
3.To what extent can deviant behaviour affect the
academic performance of students in secondary schools?
4.Could deviant behaviour cause students’ drop out
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
This study stands to achieve the following aims to investigate whether parents
in any way either knowingly contributes to deviant behaviour of students in
secondary schools. To determine whether the nature of the school administration
has influenced the deviant behaviour exhibited by students.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
This study will be of significance to the principals, headmasters, and teachers
in the schools on the upbringing of the student or child because they have
correct dealing with the parent because it will help them know the factors that
enhance students’ performance in the school whether he or she is doing well and
to provide necessary materials needed by the teachers.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This research was initially meant to cover all the secondary schools in Ovia
North east Local Government Area. But due to factors such as time, and
finances, it was limited to selected schools. The sampled population includes
the following schools; Faith Immaculate College, Army Day Secondary School,
Iguiediaken Secondary School, Word of Hope Secondary School, Nifor Secondary
School. This method of random sampling was adopted by the researcher in order
to find out the effects of deviant behaviour on academic performance of the
group of students in secondary schools.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
act of deviating from the norms of a particular people, society or community
is the way a person, animal, plant or chemical substance etc behaves or
function a particular situation.
practice of staying away from school without permission
School administration: this
is a formalized system which plan, coordinate, organizes, staffing, reporting
and evaluating of all matters of the entire school affairs.
to be successful in a particular career.
Academic Performances: The
scores an individual obtains in a class test or examination based on his
learning experiences in school.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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