School environment and school type as correlates of secondary school students’ disciplinary behaviour in Akamkpa local government area of Cross River State, Nigeria
Indiscipline among secondary school students has been the topic of most intellectual debates worldwide because it’s adverse effects on educational achievement and performance. This research therefore examines the influence of school types and school environment (facilities) on students’ disciplinary behavior in some secondary schools in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Using the stratified random sampling technique, ten secondary schools including 5 government (public) owned secondary schools, 2 communities owned and 3 private secondary schools were selected for the study. Two hundred (200) respondents were further selected as respondents. Students from schools with adequate facilities (school environment) had better disciplinary behavior than those from schools with inadequate school environment. However, the type of school had little effects on disciplinary behavior, despite some reports that students from private schools were better disciplined than those from government or community secondary schools. Schools managements are encouraged to provide an adequate environment and facilities to enhance students’ disciplinary behaviors.
Keywords: Disciplinary behaviors, school types, school facilities and academic performance