The purpose of this study was to find out, examine and investigate
some of the deviant behaviour common among students of Emotan Girls Grammar
School in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State and how they can be
eradicated or minimized. The information contained in this project work is the
result of my personal observation, oral interview and with administered
questionnaires to personnel, mostly teachers, parents and students of the
school. The result of my findings shows that the commonest deviant behviour are
assault and insult of both teachers and parents, uses of charm, dishonesty,
disobedience, drug offences, gambling, fighting, stealing, truancy, mass
demonstration, sex offence, wickedness and indiscipline. This is as a result of
influences, poor school physical condition, poor environment, bad peer groups,.
Lack of poor school materials such as textbooks and seats, trace was also made
to children from broken homes, poor family background and children keeping bad
companies with peer groups. If each of these problems a solution has been
suggested if these suggestions are applied by parents, guidance and teachers
and the problems of deviant will be reduced drastically in the country and in
Emotan Girls Grammar School.
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
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.
STATEMENT OF THE PROMBLE
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 Emotan Girls Grammar School.
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
THE PURPOSE OF STUDY
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
Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State have any influence on deviant
behaviour among secondary school students.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
will reveal that the incidence of deviant behaviour among some selected
students of Emotan Girls Grammar School in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo
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?
4.Do broken homes contribute to deviant behaviour?
5.What is the attitude of parents towards deviant
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
is expected to cover only students of Emotan Girls Grammar School Oredo Local
Government Area of Edo State. The investigation is limited to the phenomenon of
deviant and delinquent behaviour among the students in the selected schools;
DEFINITION OF TERMS
people who are similar in development level such as age, education and other
School administration: It
is a formalized system which, plan, coordinate, organize, staff, reporting and
evaluating of all matters of the entire school affairs.
or habit of staying away from school without permission.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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