Indiscipline among students in secondary schools of Kenya is great concern to the Kenyan public. For instance in Kakamega North District, 11 Secondary Schools recorded indiscipline cases in the year 2008. Despite the fact that several commissions of inquiry into the problem were previously set up by the Government of Kenya, the problem continued. The purpose of this study was to establish factors contributing to indiscipline among Secondary School students in Kakamega North District. Objectives of the study were to; establish home and school related factors contributing to indiscipline among secondary school students, find out church and parental factors contributing to the indiscipline of students in Secondary Schools.
The safety of both members of the society and their property is central for harmonious coexistence; therefore this study investigated the factors influencing secondary school students to steal and their need for guidance and counseling. Theft among secondary school students is on high increase and persisting among indiscipline cases in secondary schools. The Kenya Government through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology basing on previous researches has recommended guidance and counseling as the alternative means to punishment in dealing with students’ maladaptive behaviors and matters of indiscipline in secondary schools. The objectives of the study were: (i) Investigate the prevalence of theft cases among secondary school students. (ii) Factors influencing secondary school students to steal. (iii) The effects of students’ stealing in secondary schools. (iv) Guidance and counseling services for students who steal. Both the Transactional Analysis Theory of Eric Berne and Psychoanalysis Theory of Sigmud Frued were used to give theoretical framework of this study.
Now days indiscipline cases reported among the teachers in secondary school increasing which lead to poor academic performance among the students,this book found out the commonly indiscipline cases experienced to teachers in secondary school and techniques used to manage teachers discipline in secondary schools.This book target all educational stake holders especially teachers, tutors, lecturers, students, and educational administrator like head teachers, school managers, school directors and educational officers.
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the factors that contribute to drug abuse among the youth in Kenya. It examines the nature and extent of drug abuse among the youth, demographic factors contributing to drug abuse among the youth in Kenya, social-cultural factors contributing to drug abuse among the youth, economic factors contributing to drug abuse among the youth, challenges faced in attempts to fight drug abuse among the youth. The book is a contribution to the existing pool of knowledge and information in the wider field of Deviance. It exposes the plight of the youth more specifically in Third world countries where modernization has made the youth on drugs to suffer more. This book is recommended for policy makers and development agencies seeking to minimize the challenges faced by the youth especially as a result to drug addiction. Students of Deviance & Rehabiliation, criminology, Contemporary Moral Issues, Social Policy and Administration and Social work will find it very useful.
Sexual behaviour among adolescents is a major concern. Factors associated with the occurrence of sexual behaviours may differ according to many aspects including geographical and cultural context. Thus this study aimed to assess the sexual behaviour and related factors among the senior high school students in Singkawang municipality, West Kalimantan province, Indonesia.The study was done in February 2009; random sample of 300 students from 3 senior high schools were invited to participate in this cross-sectional survey. A self-administered questionnaire was developed and administered in classroom setting. This study used PRECEDE-PROCEED model. Factors assessed were predisposing factors, reinforcing factors, and enabling factors to sexual behaviours.
Students’ violence recurs very often in Kenyan schools. Attempts to curb it do not seem to have succeeded. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors influencing recurrence of violence in public secondary schools. The objectives of the study were: to determine the influence of peer pressure, drug abuse, school administration and gender differences on recurrence of violence.Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and the findings were presented in frequency tables, histograms, bar graphs and pie charts. The study established that school administration was contributing to recurrence of violence in public secondary schools. Headteachers’ poor communication strategies were found to be able to bring confusion, misunderstandings, and indecency among students hence contributing to recurrence of violence. Boys were found to be more rebellious than girls. Therefore, boys were more likely to initiate violence in schools. The researcher concluded that poor school management contributed more to recurrence of violence than other factors because poor communication strategies, drug abuse and peer pressure were factors that could be contained by the school management.
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between secondary school dropouts and crime escalation in Vihiga County, Kenya. The objectives were to: discuss the criminal activities by secondary school dropouts in Vihiga County, Kenya, assess the factors influencing dropout rate among secondary school students in relation to crime escalation in Vihiga County, Kenya and examine the correlation between dropouts and crime escalation among secondary school students in Vihiga County, Kenya. The Study was anchored on two theories namely: Labeling Theory and Conflict Theory.
Globally, educating a nation remains the most vital strategy for the development of the society throughout the developing world.Kenya is not an exception. There are factors that affect academic performance among secondary school students. This book presents those factors as including: Individual factors, Carer factors, School and environment factors and Other factors like language used at home.Parental involvement and commitment in academic matters of their children seem to be big issues affecting academic achievement. Whatever is presented here is a culmination of a thorough research pertaining to the same, a case study of Ngong centre for open Learning a learning institution in Rift valley Province, Kenya.
The present book is an attempt to seek common causes for mass failures among students of school final classes.It includes the perceptions of school heads and teachers teaching school final class students. It has also probed into the intelligence level of students ,as a cause factor for passing in school final examinations.The study habits measured by a standardized tool was used to find out as to find out its impact on students achievement in examination.Failure percentage across various years among different socioeconomic groups and school subjects also were analysed.
A Study of Friendship Quality in High School Students investigated differences in friendship quality between Christian high school students and non-Christian high school students. This study showed that Korean Christian high school students and non-Christian high school students had similar friendship quality. However, this study found there was a significant correlation between spirituality and friendship quality. Among Korean Christian high school students, students with a high level of spirituality showed a higher level of friendship quality. In other words, friendship quality is positively related to the level of spirituality. Maturing spirituality is linked to higher quality friendships. Consequently, the more Christian adolescents become spiritual, the more their friendship quality will increase.
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of the relationship between single parenting and indiscipline in selected Basic and High Schools in Lusaka, Zambia. The research design used in this study was contrasted group design. This design enabled the research to contrast between single parenting and double parenting in relation to teenage indiscipline in schools. The target population was made up of all pupils in grades eight(8), nine(9), eleven(11) and twelve(12). The probability sampling procedure used a stratified random sampling technique. The sample size was one hundred and sixty-eight (168) respondents. The study demonstrated that certain factors such as late coming to school, absenteeism, poverty, smoking, drinking and drug taking contributed to indiscipline in single than in double parented children. The study also examined the effect of indiscipline on the academic performance of children from single and double parented homes. The findings of this study however, showed that there was a significant relationship between single parenting and indiscipline in selected Basic and High Schools of Zambia.
Urban high schools in America are not generating the desired results. Many factors contribute to school dropout, which has an impact on the individual and society. Several of the potential causes are examined and connections between multiple causes are noted. Quantitative and qualitative studies were used to create a complete view of this issue. Dropout prevention methods and programs are described, as is the role of school counselors in dropout prevention. A phenomenological study was also conducted to gain the personal perspective of individuals who dropped out of an urban school district. The specific goal of the research was to determine what factors contributed to students deciding to drop out of high school. Seven individuals participating in a General Education Diploma program shared their experience of dropping out of high school. Individual and small group interviews were conducted. The experiences reported were compared among each participant and were also related to the existing research. Results varied among participants, they reflected both the individual and the school community. Conclusions are reported as they relate to the role of school counselors.
This is a study to identify the contributing factors of crashes on road curves and understand the effect of various dependencies between these factors on crash severity. Data mining techniques are employed based on the ability to identify patterns and the various dependencies between the contributing factors among vague, uncertain and imprecise data that characterised the insurance incident records. Results are more meaningful when the dependencies between the contributing factors are determined. This technique complements existing statistically based tools approach to analyse road crashes. The data mining approach is supported with proven theory and will allow road safety practitioners to effectively understand the dependencies between contributing factors and the crash type with the view to design tailored countermeasures.
Purpose of This study was to investigate the factors contributing to the low rate of transition from primary school to secondary school in Juja division of Thika District. The objectives of the study was to establish the number of pupils registered for KCPE Examination in Juja division primary schools, the investors factors, socio-economic, socio-cultural, school based factors contributing to only small percentage of the pupils joining secondary school and to establish measures that could be taken to improve access of standard eight leavers to post primary education public secondary schools in Juja Division of Thika District. A descriptive survey design was used to collect data from, 5 head teachers, 20 teachers 300 pupils, 40 parents, and 12 investors. The study used questionnaires for investors, head teacher and teachers; interviews were administered to parents.
This study aimed at investigating the factors influencing choice of degree courses among female students at the University of Nairobi in the 2010/2011 cohort. Factors affecting choice of degree courses has been of concern especially as it directly impacts on the Government policy on Gender(GoK ,2005) that requires 30% of all jobs be held by women across all careers. A knowledge gap exists on the reasons for undergraduate female students choices of various degrees courses at university level. Reasons influencing the career choices among women students has been postulated to include self-efficacy, socio-economic factors, gender factors and lack of adequate information or poor career guidance. The moderating and intervening variables such as university admission criteria, performance at the National examinations, family background and , teachers and peer influence, school facilities, national education policies have been found in this study as possible contributing factors to the choice of degree courses and careers among female students in Universities in Kenya.