Conduct Disorder and Its Relationship with Socio-Demographics Factors Among Secondary School Adolescents in Ondo State, Nigeria
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 9, Issue 3, May 2020, Pages: 60-65
Received: Mar. 2, 2020;
Accepted: Mar. 16, 2020;
Published: Jun. 17, 2020
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Adeniyi V. Ojuope, Department of Psychology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Opeyemi O. Ekundayo, Department of Psychology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
The study investigated the prevalence of conduct disorder among secondary school adolescents and examined the relationship between socio-demographic factors (such as sex, age, school type, and family type) and conduct disorder among secondary school adolescents in Ondo State Nigeria. Primary data, sourced through the administration of questionnaire, were used in the study. The population for the study was the over 10,000 secondary school adolescents in Ondo State Nigeria. A sample of 420 was selected through a multistage sampling procedure using Cochran’s sample size determination formula (385). The instrument used in collecting data for the study were the Conduct Disorder Scale – CDS and a section measuring the socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents. Collected data were subjected to descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse the prevalence of conduct disorder, while correlational analysis was computed to draw inferences (showing existing relationships among the variables) on the population for the variables under study. Results showed a prevalence rate of 14.5% for conduct disorder among the secondary school adolescents in Ondo State, Nigeria. Results further showed a significant relationship between some socio-demographic variables and conduct disorder. The study concluded gender and type of school influence conduct disorder among secondary school adolescents in Ondo state, Nigeria.
Adeniyi V. Ojuope,
Opeyemi O. Ekundayo,
Conduct Disorder and Its Relationship with Socio-Demographics Factors Among Secondary School Adolescents in Ondo State, Nigeria, American Journal of Applied Psychology.
Vol. 9, No. 3,
2020, pp. 60-65.
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