The Impact of Discipline on the Academic Perfomance of Orphans of Mangu Zone Thika District Kenya

ABSTRACT

The major purpose of the study was to investigate the effects discipline and academic performance of/he orphans of Mang 'u zone Thika District, Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to investigate the relationship between indiscipline and pe1:formance of orphans, investigate the causes of indiscipline by orphans in schools to establish solutions to the problem of indiscipline in Mang 'u zone Thika District, Kenya. The methods used for data collection were questionaires to the teacher and focused group discussion with the pupils The findings indicated that that orphans perform well in class. The respondents named poverty, lack of parental guidance, emotional stress and joining gang groups Lastly the solutions to the problem of' school discipline were investigated and results reveal that suspensions and punishments are the most effective. School authorities and teachers should identify the reasons for children's misbehavior and therefore deal with the problem. Relative of the orphans and teachers should work hand in hand to discipline orphans Guardians should realize that they play a bigger part in disciplining their children. Effective and less violent means of' disciplining children should be devised. For example schools should make sure they have counseling services  help such children.

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APPROVAL ............................................................................................................... ii 
DEDICATION ........................................................................................................... iii 
ACKNOWLEDGMENT ........................................................................................... iv 
ACRONOMYS ............................................................................................................ v 
DEFINITION OF TERMS ........................................................................................ vi 
TABLE OF CONTENTS ......................................................................................... vii 
LIST OF TABLE ....................................................................................................... ix 
LIST OF CHARTS ..................................................................................................... x 
ABSTRACT ............................................................................................................... X 
CHAPTER ONE ........................................................................................................ ! 
1.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................ ! 
1.1. Background of the study ....................................................................................... ! 
1.2 Statement of the problem ....................................................................................... 2 
I .3. Objectives of the study ......................................................................................... 2 
1.4 Research questions ................................................................................................. 3 
I. 5 Scope of the study .................................................................................................. 3 
1.6 Significance of the study ....................................................................................... 3 
CHAPTER TWO ....................................................................................................... 4 
LITERATURE REVIEW ........................................................................................... .4 
Introduction ................................................ , .................................................................. 4 
Theoretical frame work .......................................................................................... .' .... .4 
Discipline of students and academic performance ...................................................... 5 
Causes of indiscipline by orphans in scho)lls .............................................................. 6 
Stress of the guardian ................................................................................................... 6 
Emotional stress of the children .................................................................................. 6 
Poverty and discipline of pupils .................................................................................. ? 
Solutions to discipline problems .................................................................................. 8 
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CHAPTER THREE ................................................................................................... 9 
METHODOLOGY ...................................................................................................... 9 
1.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................ 9 
3.1 Research Design .................................................................................................... 9 
3.2. Population ....................................................................................................... : ..... 9 
3.3. Research instruments and instruments of data collection ..................................... 9 
3 .6. Data analysis ......................................................................................................... 9 
CHAPTER FOUR ................................................................................................... 11 
DATA PRESENTATION. ANALYSIS ANJ:i> INTERPRETATION OF THE 
FINDINGS ................................................................................................................. 11 
4.0 Introduction .......................................................................................................... 11 
4.1 Profile of the respondents .................................................................................... 11 
4.2 Indiscipline and performance of orphans .............................................. : ............. 12 
CHAPTER FIVE ..................................................................................................... 26 
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS .... 26 
5.! Introduction .......................................................................................................... 26 
5.2 Summary .............................................................................................................. 26 
5.3 Conclusion ........................................................................................................... 27 
5.4 Recommendations ................................................................................................ 27 
5.5 Areas for further studies ...................................................................................... 28 
REFERENCES .......................................................................................................... 29 
APPENDIX A: TRANSMITTAL LETTER ............................................................. 32 
APPENDIX B: QUESTIONNAIRE ........... , ............................................................. .33 

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APA

AN, J (2022). The Impact of Discipline on the Academic Perfomance of Orphans of Mangu Zone Thika District Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-discipline-on-the-academic-perfomance-of-orphans-of-mangu-zone-thika-district-kenya

MLA 8th

AN, JOSELINE "The Impact of Discipline on the Academic Perfomance of Orphans of Mangu Zone Thika District Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 30 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-discipline-on-the-academic-perfomance-of-orphans-of-mangu-zone-thika-district-kenya. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

AN, JOSELINE . "The Impact of Discipline on the Academic Perfomance of Orphans of Mangu Zone Thika District Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Aug. 2022. Web. 14 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-discipline-on-the-academic-perfomance-of-orphans-of-mangu-zone-thika-district-kenya >.

Chicago

AN, JOSELINE . "The Impact of Discipline on the Academic Perfomance of Orphans of Mangu Zone Thika District Kenya" Afribary (2022). Accessed June 14, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-discipline-on-the-academic-perfomance-of-orphans-of-mangu-zone-thika-district-kenya