This study investigated the influence of peer group on schools going adolescents in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Four hundred primary schools adolescents were randomly selected to supply information on the research instrument tagged “Influence of Peer Group Schools Going Adolescents Questionnaire (IPGSGAQ)”. Simple percentage was used to analyse the personal information of the respondents while t-test statistical method was employed to test all the hypotheses.
The result showed that male and female adolescents perceived peer influence as having positive effect on children’s academic performance. Also, significant difference existed between young and older adolescents perception of peer influence on attitudes to class work.
Based on the result it was recommended that teachers should develop keen interest in child’s attitudes in other to identify deviations. In addition guidance and counselling services should be introduced in primary schools in the local government.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE i
TABLE OF CONTENTS vi
LIST OF TABLES viii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Background to the Study 1
Statement of the Problem 6
Purpose of the Study 6
General Questions 7
Research Questions 7
Research Hypotheses 8
Significance of the Study 9
Delimitation of the Study 10
Definition of Terms Operational 10
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
Concept of Peer Group 12
Functions of Peers Group 18
Sources of Peers Group 21
Peers and Friends Influence 23
Summary of the Reviewed Literature 32
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD
Research Design 35
Sample and Sampling Technique 36
Research Instrument 37
Validity of the Instrument 37
Reliability of the Instrument 38
Administration of the Instrument 38
Method of Data Analysis 39
CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
Presentation of Results 40
Hypotheses Testing 41
Discussion of the Findings 46
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND
Implications of the Study 52
Limitations to the Study 56
Suggestion for Further Studies 56
Yusuf, B (2021). Influence of Peer Group on School Going Adolescents in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-peer-group-on-school-going-adolescents-in-ilorin-east-local-government-area-of-kwara-state
Yusuf, BELLO "Influence of Peer Group on School Going Adolescents in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State" Afribary. Afribary, 25 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-peer-group-on-school-going-adolescents-in-ilorin-east-local-government-area-of-kwara-state. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.
Yusuf, BELLO . "Influence of Peer Group on School Going Adolescents in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State". Afribary, Afribary, 25 Dec. 2021. Web. 15 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-peer-group-on-school-going-adolescents-in-ilorin-east-local-government-area-of-kwara-state >.
Yusuf, BELLO . "Influence of Peer Group on School Going Adolescents in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 15, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-peer-group-on-school-going-adolescents-in-ilorin-east-local-government-area-of-kwara-state