1.1 Background to the Study
Over the past decades the state
education boards have begun including guidance and counselling in their
curriculum at primary and secondary school levels. In fact, guidance and
counselors have been posted in many government owned primary and
secondary schools and private schools encouraged to do same. The
educational system has moved from where educationists try to make the
child totally fit into an established disciplined behavior while
anything out of this isn’t given attention.
This change in policy of education has
come about through the realization that the child’s behaviour deeply
affect his academic performances and consequently how much he or she can
achieve academically. Every other factors that go into the formation of
the child and determine his or her performance comes after the child’s
determination to overcome.
Therefore, understanding the factors
behind the child’s behaviour will prove very resourceful in
understanding the child’s behaviour and his or her attitude to learning
which informs his performances.
1.2 Statement of the Problem
Education is an active process. Even
though it is taken by many as a rite of passage in recent tines, it
requires an active participation on the part of the individual, whether
infant or adult. In the event that the child has behavioural defects
tbat are exhibited in say truancy and other behavioural problems, proper
learning is halted because of this lack of commitment and understanding
of the importance of the process he is following- education.
The task this research work has assigned
itself, then is to study behaviour problems and their effects on the
adolescent students' academic achievements with the college of education
at Ankpa as a case study.
1.3 Research Questions
1.3.1 what are the prevalent behavioural problems affecting adolescents’ academic achievements.
1.3.2 Which of these are most common among adolescents.
1.3.3 What are the factors that aid in exacerbating these behaviours.
1.3.4 What are the best ways to combat them without negatively affecting the personalities of these adolescents
1.4 Objectives of the Study
The objective of this study is to
highlight the effects of behavioural problems of adolescents on their
academics achievements . Therefore, the research hopes to study the
various common behavioural patterns before the child arrives at the
College of education and compare it to when these problematic behaviours
begin setting in so that the study shows for sure the direct effect of
these behaviours on the child’s academic performance after it sets in.
The research also aims at studying such
predominant adolescent behavioural problems such as delinquency which is
always at the centre of these behaviours. Another is the issue of peer
pressure and its remote and immediate consequence in the academics of
1.5 Significance of the Study
This research work is of significance to
every guidance and counselling department of every school. The findings
here will help educators know the history of these behavioural problems
and consequently design peculiar solutions for each case. This is a
very important research work ask the ages of adolescence is a very
complex one with convoluted complexities of being stuck between the
child’s age range and adulthood. This usually creates a lot of
behavioural issues as the adolescents are trying to find their footing
in the world. And this often
On a wider focus, the study will shed
light on every other campus both state and federal universities and
polytechnics and help understand and develop a pattern of these
adolescent problems. It will serve as a primary source of materials in
other studies of adolescent related researches.
1.6 Research Hypothesis
The hypothesis behind this work is no
different from the one which informs other of it’s kind. That adolescent
related problem always have academic implication as the latter needs
every focus from the learner, it is always impossible to reconcile the
problems with studies.
1.7 Scope of the Study
Our research is limited to the
adolescent students of the college of Education at Ankpa. Again, we will
emphasize the behavioural problems that are particular first to
adolescent and how their age range help worsen the situation. The
chapters will be structured to better to reflect the strict scope and
objectives. The fought chapter will be sectioned to both discuss the
effects of these problems and their peculiarity with the adolescent
students of college of education Ankpa
1.8 Limitations of the Study
The major limiting factor of this research is time and space to properly document every findings related to this research.
1.9 Definition of Terms
An adolescent is a young person between the ages of a child and that of an adult.