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Problems of indiscipline on academic performance of secondary school students in Kosofe local government area of Lagos state

 Department: Education  
 By: usericon bapatigi7954  

 Project ID: 4512
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Abstract
This study investigated the problems of indiscipline on the academic performance of secondary school students in Kosofe local government area of Lagos state. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. 196 secondary school students formed the sample while simple random sampling technique was used to select secondary school students from four Senior Secondary schools in Kosofe Local Government in Lagos State. Thirty Senior Secondary school students were randomly sampled from each school. A self-developed questionnaire of 21 items was used to collect information from the students after its validity was determined. Four hypotheses were tested in the study while Inferential Statistics of Pearson product moment correlation statistical tool was used for hypothesis testing at 0.05 levels of significance. The study revealed the following results: there is no significant influence of truancy on students’ academic performance,  there is no significant influence of cheating in examinations on students’ academic performance, there is no significant influence of alcohol and substance abuse on students’ academic performance, there is no significant influence of sexual related problems on academic performance and there is a significant gender difference on students’ academic performance. It is recommended that parents should be watchful of the types of friends kept by their adolescent children. The parent-child relationship should be cordial enough to permit adolescents to discuss their problems with their parents. The management of adolescents (secondary school students) should be the joint responsibility of parents, teachers, school administrators and the society at large. School counsellors should also provide usable and adequate information both to the students and their parents about forms of indiscipline in secondary schools and consequent punishment associated with each. ...
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