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Title: The School and Deviant Behavior:
Authors: Selam, Esayas
Advisors: Yeraswork Admassie
Keywords: Deviant Behavior
Dandi Boru
Copyright: 2011
Date Added: 1-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: This study was conducted with the aim of examining the different types and extent of deviant behaviors that were being displayed by students and assess the contribution of schools towards its development among the youth. For this reason, government run Bole Secondary High School and privately owned Dandi Boru School were selected in accordance to their proximity to Bole area to be included in the research. The survey method which was employed in this research focused on gathering information on the major issues under study which included; types and extent of deviant behaviors, teacher-student relationship and the impact of school based extra-curricular activities on the development of students’ behavior. In addition, in-depth interviews were conducted with teachers, students, school psychologist, parents’ committee members, inhabitants of the surrounding vicinity and the principals of the two schools. Furthermore, four separate focus group discussions were also conducted with selected students from the two schools. The study shows that students in both schools are increasingly engaged in risky deviant behaviors which consist of using of addictive substances such as alcohol, drug, chat, shisha and cigarette and early engagement in sex. In addition to this, students also exhibit behaviors that go against the social etiquette of the main stream society which includes clothing and hair styles and language preference. In this regard, the findings of the study shows that alcohol consumption is a widespread practice among students of both schools. Furthermore, variation of engagement in risky deviant behaviors and adoption of stylish hair cuts that go against school code is more apparent among male students than females. In contrast, alteration in school uniform is more observed among female students particularly among students of Bole Secondary High School. The study also shows teacher-student relationships in both schools are negatively affecting student’s interest in education. Teacher’s behavioral problems, inability to discharge their duties properly and failure of the school in enforcing the rules has further strained students’ relationship with their teachers. Moreover, the location of the schools, class sizes and education delivery system followed have their own negative implications on student’s educational and overall development. Both schools are surrounded by various business centers which include chat vending shops and pool houses. The findings in this regard show, such businesses lure students on their way to and from the school. The failure to effectively close down such establishments has allowed increasing engagement in risky deviant behaviors. In addition to this, ineffective organization and implementation of many school based extra-curricular activities also discourages student’s participation which in turn opens the opportunity to easily engage in deviant behaviors by the youth.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3602
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