Volume 7, Issue 6, December 2019, Page: 127-133
Secure Parental Attachment and Deviant Behaviour Among Secondary School Students in Homabay County-Kenya
Dorothy Anyango Aute, Department of Psychology, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega, Kenya
Received: Oct. 5, 2019;       Accepted: Nov. 5, 2019;       Published: Dec. 4, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20190706.13      View  286      Downloads  88
For any learning institution to achieve its goals successfully, it is paramount that all members adhere to the norms of the institution which may be written or not. Problems arise in schools when some students fail to conform to the school rules and ergo disrupt the normal routine of the system. In Kenya, despite efforts by the government to curb indiscipline in schools, student deviance has been persistent in our schools since the first case of student unrest was reported in 1908. These behaviour cause destruction of property in schools, death, some students dropping out of school, physical injury to both the teachers and the students, psychological disturbances to both the students and the teachers and finally poor academic performance. This study assessed the relationship between secure parental attachment style and deviant behavior among secondary school students in Homabay County. The study was guided by attachment theory by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth which provided a conceptual link between parent adolescent relationship and deviance. The study employed quantitative research method and a correlational survey research design. The study population consisted of form two students from all the secondary schools in Homabay County. Out of the population of 20,160 students a representative sample of 512 students was randomly sampled. Data was collected using questionnaires. Validity of these instruments was ascertained through expert judgment and piloting while the reliability of the study was tested using the split half method and the level of confidence was α ≤ 0.05. Data was analyzedusing both descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings revealed a significant negative relationship between secure parental attachment and deviant behavior (r=-0.633, p<0.05).
Secure Parental Attachment Style, Deviant Behavior, Secondary School Students
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Dorothy Anyango Aute, Secure Parental Attachment and Deviant Behaviour Among Secondary School Students in Homabay County-Kenya, Science Journal of Education. Vol. 7, No. 6, 2019, pp. 127-133. doi: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20190706.13
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