PSYCHOSOCIAL VARIABLES PREDISPOSING LATENESS TO SCHOOL AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ESAN WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE, NIGERIA

P. E. Onolemhemhen, Mabel Omonigho Akpede

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The study examined psychosocial factors predisposing lateness to school among secondary school students in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State. Specifically, the study sought to determine whether academic stress, depression or emotional stability is responsible for lateness to school among secondary school students in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. The population of the study covers all the three thousand, two hundred and seventy two (3272) Senior Secondary School (SSS) students in the 16 secondary schools in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State. A sample of one hundred and sixty three (163) secondary school students was used for the study. The instrument used for this study was a questionnaire titled: psychosocial factor to lateness Survey Questionnaire (PFLSQ). The reliability of the instrument was done using the Cronbach reliability technique. The researcher personally administered the questionnaire to teachers after due permission was taken from the head teacher. Descriptive statistics such as mean (X ̅) and standard deviation (S.D) was used to analyze the research question. The data was analysed with the aid of the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS® version 20). The result showed that academic stress, depression and emotional instability predispose lateness to school among secondary school students in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State. It was recommended that schools should operate a strict and functional punctuality policy whereby every student, teacher or any other staff of the school that resumes after a particular scheduled time will not be allowed into the school premises.

 

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