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An Investigation On The Influence Of Group Pressure On Adolcescent Behavioural Problems In Nigeria Secondary Schools: A Case Study Of Kaduna South Local Government

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The research is an investigation into the influence of group pressure on adolescent behavioural problems in Nigeria; a case study of Kaduna South Local Government Area. A review of relevant literatures was done and the social control theory and Pickle Jar Theory served as the theoretical frameworks and empirical review was done. A descriptive research design was adopted for this research work and a total of two hundred (200) respondents participated, who were drawn using a random sampling technique across the various schools. A five-point likert-scale questionnaire based on the biographic data of the respondents, time management and influence of peer pressure on academic performance was used for data collection. Frequency distribution table and simple percentage were used to analyze and interpret the data. The result from the study reveals that there exists a low level of peer pressure among in-school adolescents in Kaduna South Education Zone and recommendations on how to control influence of peer group pressure on adolescent behavioural problems were outline among which is that parents should have effective supervision and should not allow other home environmental factors to distract their adolescent.
Table of Content:
Title Page i
Declaration ii
Approval iii
Dedication iv
Acknowledgment v
Abstract vii
Table of Contents ix
1.0 Introduction 1
1.1 Background of the study 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem 4
1.3 Objectives of the Study 4
1.4 Research Questions 5
1.5 Research Hypothesis 6
1.6 Significance of the Study 6
1.7 Scope of the Study 7
1.8 Definition of Terms 8
2.1 Introduction 11
2.2 Conceptual of Peer Pressure 15
2.3 Concept of Time Management 17
2.4 Concept of Academic Performance 18
2.5 Concept of Adolescence 20
2.6 Theoretical Review 22
2.7 Empirical Review 26
2.8 Adolescence and Academic Performance 32
2.9 Summary of the Chapter 34
3.0 Introduction 36
3.1 Research Design 36
3.2 Sources of Data Collection 36
3.3 Population of the Study 37
3.4 Sample and Sampling Technique 38
3.5 Instrument for Data Collection 38
3.6 Validation of Research Instrument 39
3.7 Method of Data Analysis 39
4.0 Introduction 41
4.1 Data Presentation 41
4.2 Summary of Findings 46
5.1 Introduction 48
5.2 Summary 48
5.3 Conclusion 49
5.4 Recommendations 50
Adolescence is a stage were, young people begin to make decision of their own break away from their families and try out different roles and situations to figure out who they are and where they fit into the world. They spend more time with their friends and less time with their families. This is a normal, healthy stage of development, but the growing distance between parents and their children and the increasing importance of friends can be a source of conflict and anger within the family. The desire to feel accepted and to fit in is one of the strongest forces in adolescents; this can lead teens to do things that they know are wrong, dangerous, or risky. On the positive side, the pressure to keep up with the peer group can also inspire teens to achieve goals that they might never aim for on their own. In other words, young people prefer to be in the company of other young people, who offer mutual support in contrast to their parents, who they perceive as authoritarian. Perhaps this is why the issue of peer pressure is of great interest to the psychological and sociological fields. Educational activities are geared towards ensuring that students achieve mastery of educational objectives. In school , the extent to which these objectives have been achieved, is determined by their level of peer pressure, time management as students’ success are reflected in their academic performance. Peers play a large role in the social and emotional development of adolescents Allen, (2012). Their influence begins at an early age and increases through the teenage years, it is natural, healthy and important for adolescent to have and rely on friends as they grow and mature. A peer could be any one you look up to in behavior or someone who you would think is equal to your age or ability (Hardcastle, 2013). On the other hand, the term “pressure” implies the process that influence people to do something that they might not otherwise choose to do.
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