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Impact of Home Type, Age and Gender on The Antisocial Behaviour of Secondary School Students.
The study investigated the influence of home type, age and gender on the antisocial behaviour of secondary school students. Participants were 1000 secondary school male and female secondary schools students sampled from ten schools in Abuja. Participants were junior secondary three (JSS.111, age 13-15) and senior secondary three (SSS.111 age 16-18 years), 100 participants were sampled from each school, 50 (JSS111) and 50 (SS111). 25 boys and 25 girls from each class. An instrument developed by Nwoke (1998) called Influence of the home on students' school performance (IHSSP) was used. The design was 3x2x2 factorial. The major statistic used was the ANOVA. Results showed that home had significant effect on the antisocial behaviour of secondary school students. (F2, 98)= 18.81 P<.001. Age was also significant on the antisocial behaviour of secondary school students F (1, 98) = 10.41 P<.001. Home x age interaction was significant. F (2,98) = 8.72 P<.001. Home x gender interaction was significant. F(2,98) = 6.43 P<.005. Home x age x gender interaction was significant. F (2, 98) = 9.21 P<. 002
Gender and Behaviour Vol. 5 (2) 2007: pp. 1248-1259
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