Students’ discipline and academic performance among selec1ed secondary schools in Central Division of Marsabit District Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The topic of this study is student discipline and academic performance in selected secondary schools in central division of Marsabit district. This study was guided by a number of objectives. Particularly, to determine the relationship between different aspects of discipline (time management, proper dressing, obedience and relation) and academic performance (attendance, doing corrections, making revision, participation and score). The study was based on the theory of achievement motivation advanced by Atkinson which postulates that there are different drivers of the strength of motivation to achieve for different individuals. Using descriptive correlational survey design, the researcher followed systematic random sampling to select 127 students out of the five secondary schools found in central division. Using the researcher made questionnaire and pearson’s linear correlation coefficient through study found significant relationships between time management and attendance; doing corrections; b) positive significant relationships between dressing and students performance in terms of; attendance; doing revisions; and students’ participation in class; c) positive significant relationships between obedience and students performance in terms of; attendance; doing revisions; corrections. Finally, the researcher concluded that discipline is significantly correlated with students’ performance in Marsabit. The researcher recommended that to improve students’ attendance, examination scores and doing of corrections, time management. However, to improve students’ revision and participation in school managers need to use other measures other than the ones mentioned, such as group discussion and varying of methods of teaching.
A thesis Presented to the school & Postgraduate studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Master of Arts in Education Administration and Management
Students’ discipline, Academic performance