Causes of Indiscipline in the Family and Its Effect on the Child

  • L Omoku
Keywords: indiscipline, family, children, guidance


The purpose of this study was to investigate the causes of indiscipline in the family and its effect on the child. Data were collected with the aid of structured questionnaire and interview schedule from 90 randomly selected respondents drawn from selected families in Omoku in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State. The findings revealed causes of indiscipline in the home to include lack of attention/love from parents, poor parent-child relationship, corrective measure, and these characteristics can bring about indiscipline in the child. Poverty is also one of the causes of lack discipline and could bring a lot of bad character or behavior like juvenile deliquesces, aggressiveness and stealing. Based on the findings of the study recommendations were made.

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