INCIDENCES OF UNDESIRABLE BEHAVIOURS IN CLASSROOM AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND MODIFICATION TECHNIQUES EMPLOYED BY TEACHERS IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA
Aderinto, Sanjo; Adebayo, Beatrice Aransiola & Idoko, Awuya
This study investigated incidences of undesirable behaviours in classroom among secondary school students and modification techniques adopted by teachers in Kwara State, Nigeria. The study adopted descriptive survey type. The target population were the teachers of junior and senior secondary schools. Simple random sampling technique was employed to select 20 teachers from all 10 secondary schools making 200 respondents as sampled out 657 teachers. Two researcher developed instruments were used to obtain necessary information on teachers. The questionnaires tagged “Incidences of Undesirable Behaviours and Modification Techniques Questionnaire” (IUBMTQ). The reliability of the instruments was established through one week interval test re-test co-efficient of reliability with 0.66 and 0.75 respectively. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer research questions. The mean score of 2.50 and above was accepted while a value not above 2.50 was not accepted. T-test was used to test hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The finding of this study showed both male and female respondents reported that there were incidences of undesirable behaviours among secondary school students in the classroom. The study reveals that there was no significant difference in the incidences of undesirable behaviours in classroom among secondary school students in classroom on the basis of gender, there was no significant difference in the behaviour modification techniques applied by teachers on the basis of gender. It hereby recommended that educational psychologists and counsellors should sensitise the teachers, parents and the guardians on the causes of undesirable behaviours among students. Teachers should endeavour to apply the techniques in every day teaching to bring about desirable change in the behaviour of the students.