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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(17), 1223-1230
DOI: 10.12691/education-4-17-6
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Perception of Health and Physical Education Teachers on Students Indiscipline in Secondary Schools in Enugu State of Nigeria

Ugwu Cosmas Uchenna1, , Ugwueze Fabian Chibunine1, Nji Godfrey Chinweike1 and Ene Osmond Chukwuemeka1

1Department Health and Physical Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: November 07, 2016

Cite this paper:
Ugwu Cosmas Uchenna, Ugwueze Fabian Chibunine, Nji Godfrey Chinweike and Ene Osmond Chukwuemeka. Perception of Health and Physical Education Teachers on Students Indiscipline in Secondary Schools in Enugu State of Nigeria. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(17):1223-1230. doi: 10.12691/education-4-17-6

Abstract

The increasing cases of students’ indiscipline in secondary schools have remained a serious problem in school system in Nigeria and other parts of the world. This paper ascertained the perception of health and physical education -HPE teachers on students’ indiscipline in secondary schools in Enugu State of Nigeria. The study provided answers to the research questions and the null hypotheses. Literature, relevant and related to the study was reviewed and properly documented. The study was based on the normative survey research method. Three hundred and twenty HPE teachers in secondary schools constituted the sample size. A researcher-developed questionnaire based on extensive literature review was used for data collection. Mean score, standard deviation and t-Test statistical tools were used for data analysis. The result showed that the perception of HPE teachers on students’ indiscipline in secondary schools in Enugu State of Nigeria is negative. It was also revealed that the perception of female, rural, above 15 years teaching experience and public school HPE teachers on students’ indiscipline is negative while the perception of male, urban, less than 15 years of teaching experience and private school HPE teachers is positive. The study further revealed that significant differences exist between variables of the respondents. The study concluded that this paper has convincingly established that the perception of health and physical education teachers on students’ indiscipline in secondary schools in Enugu State of Nigeria is negative, indicating that the respondents do not support or encourage the act of indiscipline among students.

Keywords:
perception variables HPE teachers secondary schools Nigeria

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