PSYCHO-SOCIAL FACTORS AND INDISCIPLINE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ETIM EKPO L.G.A OF AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA

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Ogbonna Dennis Onwuamaeze
Onah Nnasom Joseph

Abstract

The study investigated the psychosocial associated with indiscipline students in Etim
Ekpo L.G.A of Akwa Ibom State. This was done by enrolling one hundred and sixty-seven
(167) students with ages from 11 to 22 years and an average age of 14.51 years (SD =
4.56) in a descriptive cross-sectional design. Purposive sampling method was utilized to
assess the main variables of interest in the study. Government secondary schools located
in Etim Ekpo L.G.A served as the research area and in order to get data from participants
with regards to factors responsible for indiscipline, standardized instrument measuring
students, teachers and parents was utilized. Descriptive statistics such as frequency,
means, standard deviation and percentages were employed to test the four hypotheses.
Employing descriptive statistics, results confirmed the first hypothesis which stated that
society’s influence will contribute to indiscipline due to economic recession. In the same
way, poor parental training and not being able to provide adequate facilities in the
school system was confirmed to be sources of indiscipline in the second hypothesis; the
third hypothesis which stated that bad role models in the entertainment, fashion, and
political industry will contribute to the problem of indiscipline was confirmed; and the
fourth hypothesis which stated that use of social media/phones will contribute to the
problem of indiscipline was supported. Based on the findings, strategies to reduce
indiscipline among secondary school students were proffered, while conclusions and
implications for policy implementation were made.

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Ogbonna Dennis Onwuamaeze, Dept. Of Fine and Applied Arts, Enugu State College of Education (Technical), Enugu

Ogbonna Dennis Onwuamaeze, Dept. Of Fine and Applied Arts, Enugu State College of Education (Technical), Enugu

Onah Nnasom Joseph, Department of Psychology, Enugu State College of Education (Technical), Enugu

Onah Nnasom Joseph, Department of Psychology, Enugu State College of Education (Technical), Enugu