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Title: School environment and students’ discipline in Government secondary schools in Bundibugyo District Uganda
Authors: Aijuka, David Tiddyi
Keywords: School environment
Students’ discipline
Government secondary schools
Bundibugyo District
Uganda
Issue Date: Mar-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University. College of Education, Open, Distance and E-Learning
Abstract: The study was about school environment and students’ discipline in selected government secondary schools in Bundibugyo District, Uganda, with the following objectives: To establish the nature of school environment, to examine the level of students’ discipline; to investigate the significant difference in relation to gender and age and to examine the relationship between the two variables. The study used descriptive survey research design, in particular descriptive correlation. Data was collected through a standardized questionnaire for school environment and students’ discipline and analyzed using frequencies and percentages for demographic characteristics, Mean for level of the Independent variable and the dependent variable, t-test for the significant difference and Pearson’s Linear correlation coefficient (PLCC) for significant relationship. Three hundred and fifty seven respondents constituted the sample size. The findings of the study indicated that all respondents (teachers) were in the age range of years 21 and above. Majority of respondents were male compared to female. Majority of the teachers hold diploma qualifications as regarding levels of education. As for students who participate in this study, majority were male. Majority of the students were aged between 15-17 years of age and had attained “O” level classes. The extent of school environment was low. The level of students’ discipline was high, overall mean. The relationship between school environment and students’ discipline was positive, so it showed that there was no significant relationship between school environment and students’ discipline. There was no significant difference between students’ discipline in relation to gender and age, school environment and students’ discipline were not significantly correlated and school environment has no significant effect on students’ discipline in Government secondary schools in Bundibugyo District- Uganda. The conclusions were; school environment is not favourable to Government secondary school Students in Bundibugyo District- Uganda, some of the students are disciplined and always behave well in Government secondary schools in Bundibugyo District- Uganda, there was no significant difference between students’ discipline in relation to gender and age, leading to a conclusion that all students of different age categories behave well, finally there was no significant relationship between school environment and students’ discipline, concluding that students’ discipline is not affected by their school environment, still the findings show that school environment has no significant effect on students’ discipline in Government secondary schools in Bundibugyo District- Uganda. The researcher recommended that the Government should distribute enough teaching and learning facilities such as computers, laboratory equipments etc, materials for school administration and other supportive services to facilitate the availability of required School facilities, Also the Government should employee more female Teachers in order to reduce the problem of gender inequality among Teachers.
Description: A thesis presented to the college of higher degrees and research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master Of Educational Management And Administration
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/1192
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