International Journal of Educational Research

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Socio-Economic Status as Predictor of Deviant Behaviours among Nigeria Secondary School Students

A A Oni


The study investigated socio-economic status as predictor of deviant behaviours among Nigeria secondary school students. The subject were sixty five students with an age
range of 10 – 19 years drawn from Senior secondary school (SSS) 1 – III in four
secondary schools in Oyo State. The subjects were selected from those whose names
had been found to occur many times in the school punishment books. A self-constructed
bio/data questionnaire, a modified Obanya's (1976) socio-economic status rating scale,
and a modified Nwana (1975) deviant behaviour rating scale was used for data
collection. The data collected was analysed using the chi-square statistics to test the
two hypotheses used in the study. The findings revealed that there is a significant
difference between the level/rate of deviant behaviour among students from high, middle,
and low socio-economics status

Keywords: Socio- Economic, Status, Predictor, Deviant Behaviour, Secondary School, Students, Nigeria.

International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3 (2) 2007 pp. 225-236

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