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A SURVEY OF THE CAUSES OF INDISCIPLINE AMONG STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS

A SURVEY OF THE CAUSES OF INDISCIPLINE AMONG STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS 
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to carryout and investigates the causes and effects of indiscipline among secondary school students in Ado local Government Area of Ekiti state. With the unremitting occurrence of shambolic and some criminal behavior not only by the adult  but also the students of this country in rent times has began to give cause of concern particularly to parents, government and school administrators. Questionnaires were the instrument for the research. They were designed to sample four hundred and twenty (420) which was distributed to teachers and students in both government and private own secondary schools in Ado Local Government area of Ekiti State. The data collected by structured questionnaire were analyzed using principal non–parametric techniques with chi square (X2) test of independent sample were employed as statistical tools to test the four hypotheses. The findings of this study revealed that the characteristics features of indiscipline were fighting, disrespect for teachers, lateness for class, truancy, noise making, promiscuity, stealing, alcohol/drug abuse, dogging classes, insulting, Vandalism, improper wearing of school uniform, bullying and unnecessarily using cell phone in classroom has  an effect on their academic performance.
            The results also revealed that noise, making fighting, lateness for class, truancy and dodging classes were the most experienced forms of indiscipline in schools. The causes of indiscipline were peer pressure, community influence, lack of positive role models, human rights awareness, drug abuse, the media, ineffective classroom management and home environmental factors.
            The study recommended that parents should be greatly sensitized on the need to be involved in educational affairs of their children so as to reduce causes of indiscipline and the effects on the academic performance of the students.






TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page                                                                                                                   i
Certification                                                                                                              ii
Approval Page                                                                                                          iii
Dedication                                                                                                                 iv
Acknowledgement                                                                                                   v
Abstract                                                                                                                     vi
Table of Contents                                                                                                     vii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRIDUCTION
Background of the Study                                                                                        1
Statement of the Problem                                                                                        4
Purpose of the Study                                                                                               5
Research Questions                                                                                                 5
Research Hypothesis                                                                                               6
Significance of the study                                                                                        6
Definitions of Terms                                                                                               7
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
Concepts of Indiscipline                                                                                         8
Different types of Indiscipline                                                                               10
Causes of Indiscipline                                                                                             12
Effect of Indiscipline                                                                                               15
How can Indiscipline be curbed, Managed or Control                                       18
Academic performance under Discipline situation                                            21
Academic Performance of Indiscipline situation                                                            22
Theoretical Framework                                                                                           24
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD
Research Design                                                                                                       31
Population of the Study                                                                                          32
Sample and Sampling Technique                                                                          32
Research Instrument                                                                                                            33
Validity of Instruments                                                                                           33
Administration of the instruments                                                                                    34
CHAPTER FOUR: RESULT AND DISCUSSION
Results                                                                                                                       35
Analysis of Demographic Data                                                                              35
Analysis of Research Questions                                                                            36
Analysis of Students Responses                                                                            41
Hypotheses Testing                                                                                                 46
Discussion of Findings                                                                                            50
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
Summary                                                                                                                   52
Conclusion                                                                                                                53
Recommendation                                                                                                     54
Suggestion for further studies                                                                                55
REFERENCES                                                                                                          57
APPENDIX I                                                                                                              61
APPENDIX II                                                                                                            64
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