Perception of Secondary School Students in Ilorin Metropolis on Causes of Delinquent Behaviour

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page                                                                       i       

Approval Page                                                                ii

Dedication                                                                     iii     

Acknowledgements                                                        iv

Table of Contents                                                           vi

List of Tables                                                                 ix

Abstract                                                                         x

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background to the Study                                               1

Statement of the Problem                                               4

Research Questions                                                       6

Research Hypotheses                                                     7      

Purpose of the Study                                                      8

Significance of the Study                                                8

Operational Definition of Terms                                      9

Scope of the Study                                                         10

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Preamble                                                                        11

Definition of Delinquent Behaviour                                 11

Types of Delinquent Behaviours                                     14

Causes of Delinquent Behaviour                                    36

Management of Delinquent Behaviours/Prevention         43

Summary of the Review of Related Literature                  51

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY

Preamble                                                                        54

Research Design                                                            54

Sample and Sampling Procedure                                    55    

Instrumentation                                                             55    

Reliability of the Instrument                                           57    

Procedure for Data Collection                                         57

Method of Data Analysis                                                58    

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS

Preamble                                                                        59    

Demographic Data                                                         59

Test of Hypotheses                                                         63

Summary of the Findings                                               68    

CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSIONS, CONCLUSION AND

RECOMMENDATIONS

Preamble                                                                        69

Discussions                                                                   69

Conclusions                                                                   73    

Recommendations                                                         73    

Suggestions for Further Studies                                     74    

References                                                                     75    

Appendix                                                                       77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1:     Distribution of the Respondents by Gender   59

Table 2:     Distribution of the Respondents by Religion  60

Table 3:     Distribution of Respondents by Class Level    60

Table 4:     Distribution of Respondents by Age               61

Table 5:     Items Ranking on Perception of Causes

of Delinquent Behaviour                               62

Table 6:     Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) on perception

of secondary school students on causes

of delinquent behaviour on the basis of age   63

Table 7:     Duncan Multiple Range Test for Variable Age 64

Table 8:     t-test Analysis on perception of secondary

school students on causes of delinquent

behaviour on the basis of class level              65

Table 9:     t-test analysis on perception of secondary

school students on causes of delinquent

behaviour on the basis of gender                   66

Table 10:   t-test analysis on perception of secondary

school students on causes of delinquent

behaviour on the basis of religion                    67

ABSTRACT

         This study examined perception of secondary school students in Ilorin metropolis on the causes of delinquent behaviours. The population of the study consisted of all secondary school students in Ilorin metropolis.

         Two hundred (200) respondents were randomly selected from the population, which include 100 J.S.S students and 100 S.S.S students. The instrument used for the study was a structured questionnaire with fifteen (15) items. The results of the study revealed that age, gender, class level and religion significantly influence secondary school students’ perception of the causes of delinquent behaviour. It was therefore recommended that, government should implement sanctions on students who engage in deviant behaviours by disrupting the peace of the school. Finally, more counsellors should be trained and posted to all secondary schools in Ilorin metropolis to help in controlling students with delinquent behaviours.

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APA

Frontiers, E. & Hawawu, Y (2021). Perception of Secondary School Students in Ilorin Metropolis on Causes of Delinquent Behaviour. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/perception-of-secondary-school-students-in-ilorin-metropolis-on-causes-of-delinquent-behaviour

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and YAHAYA Hawawu "Perception of Secondary School Students in Ilorin Metropolis on Causes of Delinquent Behaviour" Afribary. Afribary, 18 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/perception-of-secondary-school-students-in-ilorin-metropolis-on-causes-of-delinquent-behaviour. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and YAHAYA Hawawu . "Perception of Secondary School Students in Ilorin Metropolis on Causes of Delinquent Behaviour". Afribary, Afribary, 18 Dec. 2021. Web. 24 Jan. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/perception-of-secondary-school-students-in-ilorin-metropolis-on-causes-of-delinquent-behaviour >.

Chicago

Frontiers, Edu and Hawawu, YAHAYA . "Perception of Secondary School Students in Ilorin Metropolis on Causes of Delinquent Behaviour" Afribary (2021). Accessed January 24, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/perception-of-secondary-school-students-in-ilorin-metropolis-on-causes-of-delinquent-behaviour