Boredom Proneness and Deviant Behaviours among Selected Adolescents in Osun State, Nigeria.
The purpose of this study is to determine the influence of boredom proneness on deviant behaviours among selected adolescents in Nigeria. The simple random sampling technique was used to select a total of 100 respondents for the study. Two instruments – The Boredom Proneness Scale (BPS) and The Deviant Behaviour Assessment Scale (DBAS) were adapted for use in this study. The main findings of the study reveal that boredom proneness significantly correlated with deviant behaviour, locale was also found to significantly influence deviant behaviour. Among other things the implications of the findings in this study include the fact that deviant behaviours can be mitigated by optimal engagement of the adolescent time. Introducing counseling programmes, leisure time activities, sporting activities in our schools and community can be an effective mechanism to accomplish this goal.
Keywords: Adolescents, deviant behaviours, proneness, boredom
The Nigerian Journal Of Guidance And Counselling Vol. 12 (1) 2007 pp. 149-162