Indiscipline, Parenting Style and Attitude to Learning of Students in Secondary Schools in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Udeme A. Umo


The study was designed to examine the factors responsible for indiscipline among secondary school students and the need for stakeholders in education to find the solution to the problems of indiscipline in schools. Indiscipline behaviour appears to be endemic in schools in recent times, being manifested by students at all levels particularly among secondary school students. The social problem of juvenile delinquency which is the main cause of indiscipline has eaten deep into the fabrics of our society like a cankerworm and there is need for something to be done to rid the society of this cankerworm. Ex-post facto research design was employed in the study. The study population was all Government Secondary Schools in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State which is about 5000, and 1000 students were sampled from this population using random sampling for the study. Questionnaires were the instrument used for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using population t-test and Pearson Moment Correlation analysis. Results of the analysis showed among others that indiscipline among secondary school students is greatly influenced by their attitude to learning, parental style, peer groups and other factors and to ensure effective education in our secondary schools, all the necessary hindrances must be addressed from the grass roots by ensuring that the students are well disciplined.

Keywords: indiscipline, students, solutions, parenting style

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