Indiscipline and academic activities of students: implication for counselling
Indiscipline is any unruly behaviour, disobedience and general disorder. The nature of indiscipline can take various forms which can be identified as demonstrations, unrest, mass disobedience, deliberate breaching of school rules, drug use, drunkenness, stealing, truancy, absenteeism, bullying and laziness, while the purpose of guidance is to promote growth of the individual in self direction and to facilitate personal development, hence this study investigates indiscipline and academic activities of students, implication for counselling. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A sample size of 100 (50 males and 50 females) secondary school students was randomly selected from five secondary schools in Ojo Local Education District of Lagos State. A fifteen items questionnaire known as Indiscipline and Academic Performance Questionnaire (IAPQ) was administered on the participants and the data collected were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (r) and t-test (t) statistical analyses at 0.05 level of significance. Two hypotheses were formulated; the two hypotheses were rejected. It was found out that significant difference exists between indiscipline and academic activities of students and that there is significant gender difference on indiscipline and academic activities of students. Based on the findings, it was recommended among other things that guidance and counselling should continue to be be made part and parcel of educational system in Nigeria.
Keywords: Indiscipline, academics, activities, counselling