The purpose of this study was to find out,
examine and investigate some of the deviant behaviour common in some selected
secondary schools students in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta
State. a proper research was carried out on the causes that lead to deviant act
in secondary schools. In carrying out the research some research questions were
formulated in other to direct the researcher in administration of
questionnaires. There is also review of relevant literature on deviant
behaviour among secondary school and students and how to curb the situation.
The main research instrument used for data collection was the questionnaires,
which was administered to teachers, students and the school administrators of
the selected schools. And also there is presentation of data, collection and
its analysis. Finally, at the beginning a brief survey of deviant behaviour
among secondary school students in delta State was made. The rate of this
un-wanting behaviour had reach an alarming proportion in schools that attention
of government and parents have been drawn to it in order to check the ugly
Background of the study
Statement of problem
Purpose of study
Significance of study
Scope and limitation of the study
Definition of terms
The concept of deviant behaviour
Causes of deviant behaviour
Types of deviant behaviour
Measure for controlling
Sample and sampling
Techniques of data collected and analysis
Validation of instrument
Analysis of table and hypothesis
1.1 BACKGROUND TO
behaviour can be defined as not keeping to the rules or norms of the society,
or the schools norms. According to Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary six
editions define deviant behaviour as differently from others usually of
expected and according to chambers dictionary in twentieth century. Deviant
behaviour is to deviate from the norms of a particular people in the society or
community. That is turning aside or away from set shown rules of
political system or principle of a social, such behaviour could be seen as
crime, drunkenness, indiscipline in school, home prostitution, cultism,
gambling, other. It has been observed that quite number of students in higher
institution of learning are deviant behaviour they become deviant when they engage
in activities which are neither under the control of the school system in the
society. In Nigeria society today is developing hence it required an education
system that will enable the youth to understand the society and cultural
heritage. This will help in the preservation of the society and the culture and
will also help in preparing of citizens for a changing attitude, knowledge,
skills manpower, and experience in the societies. The education of the youths
is very essential in order to ensure the confidence of the citizens to the
social and economic development of the country as well as raining the standard
of living generally.
education system must stimulate the spirit of patriotism and lay the solid
function of national and international understanding and cooperation in our
children. Through education service those manifestation can be eradicated of
deviant behaviour in schools, of which a lot of bad behaviour are such smoking
drunkenness, stealing, abortion, murder, gambling, prostitution etc. the
eradication of which can be done by attempting to restructure the in term and
organization of the school, peer group, religious institutions and all other
primary organizations in the society. The family as an agent of socialization
could have significant impact on the child. This is evident from the fact that
it is the first place where the child learn about leadership and what it takes,
here basis skills and behaviour pattern have to behave in the home are taught
by the parents. The school as agent of socialization and training institution
for out future learners and manpower needed in our society is also faced with
an acute problem which also affect the society as large. This problem is that
of deviant behaviour which a form of indiscipline is. The problem of deviant
society manifest itself in the Nigeria society and most of our school product
for example lack of total commitment and dedication of their work, lateness to
work, absenteeism, neglect of duty and parent who feels less concern about
their children by going late when the children are already asleep etc. all
these have a way of retarding progress of work and also limit our effectiveness
and efficiency. The school a guise organization should be able to deliver real
services, which is geared to the betterment of the government and the society,
such as the ability to teach morals, punctuality, regularity, honesty,
dedication to work and loyalty to work. This means that the schools should be
able to produce disciplined pupils whom will later become good citizens who are
free from any deviant act or behaviour be it drug addiction, gambling, truancy
in school, abortion, smoking, sexual immorality, failure to serve punishment,
murder, prostitution, bribery and corruption etc.
Deviant behaviour is an act of indiscipline or behaviour
disorder which served as a major is of great source of some social vices in
Nigeria society, which is of great concern to the parents, government and
teachers. Source of these social vices are increased rate of dropout in school
drug abuse among youths, gambling, stealing, pick pocket and they also
constitute nuisance of the society.
is an adage which says that idle mind is the devils workshop. This denotes
since deviant behaviour has made student to involve in bad habit they move
about not staying in school to learn and they move about the streets and
alleges without sense of direction, they are likely to meet with bad friends
who are corrupt and learn all form of bad act from there they are likely to be
tempted to engage in deviant behaviour’ such as stealing drunkenness,
committing abortion, absenteeism from school and others.
1.2 STATEMENT OF
The study is concern with the investigation of the cause of
deviant behaviour among some selected secondary students and how it affects the
academic performance of the child in some selected schools in Ethiope East
Local Government Area in Delta State.
The influence of student background on deviant
behaviour in schools as well as examine the possible influence of the school
environment teachers, parent, society, peer group ups behaviour in promoting
deviant behaviour among student. To arrest or minimize the ugly situation and
answer to the following questions would be sought out.
i Could the effect of
deviant behaviour contribute to the performance of the child.
ii. To what extent has deviant
behaviour contribute to the academic performance of the child?
iii. Could deviant behaviour attribute to parent inability to meet
the student school need?
iv. Could deviant behaviour cause students dropout from school
1.3 PURPOSE OF
This study is concern to sets out and achieves the following.
i.To investigate whether parents in some ways,
either knowing or unknowingly contribute to the deviant behaviour of students
in secondary school.
ii.To determine whether the nature of the school
administration has influence whether the socio-economic factors in Ethiope East
Local Government Area of Delta State have any influence on deviant behaviour
among secondary school students.
OF THE STUDY
will reveal that the incidence of deviant behaviour among some selected
students in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State is high.
The suggestion to be made in this study will go a long way to minimize the
problem. Basically, this study is necessary and it is important to the
development of children, mostly in this our present complex society. To provide
an insight to child needs and how best these could be met.
1.Why is deviant behaviour common among secondary
2.What are the effect of deviant on the academic
performance in secondary school, what role can the parents school society and
the environment in which they live where play to control deviant behaviour in
3.What are the possible solutions that could be
adopted to eradicate deviant behaviour in secondary schools?
DEFINITION OF TERMS
PeerGroup: People who are similar in
development level such as age, education and other qualifications.
School Administration: It
is a formalized system which, plan, coordinate, organize, staff, reporting and
evaluating of all matters of the entire school affairs.
valued thing or culture that is been passed down from previous generations.
organized group with a particular purpose e.g. school
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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