Ada Anyamene, Celestina Adaku Anakwuba


Quality in education can be seen as fitness for purpose and one indicator of this is the Lateness to school is a behavioural problem that constitutes a serious academic impediment to both the students and the teachers in schools. This study, therefore, investigated the effect of the Self-management technique on late coming among secondary schools students in Awka South Local Government Area. One research question and one null hypothesis guided the study. Quasi-experimental research was adopted in carrying out the study. A sample size of 109 adolescents was chosen from a population of 355 students with records of habitual lateness to school. The sample was derived from three schools selected using the purposive sampling technique based on the schools that recorded a higher number of students that are chronic late-comers. The instrument, Observation Guide was used for data collection. Data relating to research questions were arranged in tabular form and used in answering the research questions while data relating to hypotheses were analysed using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). Findings from the study revealed that the Self-management technique was effective in modifying lateness behaviour and reducing the magnitude of lateness among secondary school students. The findings further revealed that the effect of the self-management technique in modifying lateness behaviour and reducing the magnitude of lateness among secondary school students was significant. Based on the findings, recommendations were made that the self-management technique is an effective technique for modifying students’ lateness behaviour for practicing counsellors. Therefore, practicing counsellors should adopt the use of these techniques in counselling secondary school students to avert lateness behaviour.


self-management technique, late-coming, secondary schools, students, Awka South

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v9i2.4164


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