Effects of Family Types, Location and Gender on Students Deviant Behaviour

  • Ogechukwu Michael Ugwuja
Keywords: deviant Behaviour, psychopathic deviate scale


The study investigated the effects of family types, location and gender on students’ deviant behaviour.
The studywas carried out in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. 189 participants
were used for the study. (67 males and 122 Females.) The age ranged from 18 to 25 years with a mean age of 20.84 and standard deviation of 1.58. 10 government owned secondary schools were randomly Selected from 15 secondary schools and used in the study. Stratified random sampling was used in selecting the students from their various schools. A 72 item psychopathic deviate scale (PDS) was the instrument used. Three research hypotheses were formulated and tested in the study. 3 way analysis of variance was used for the testing of the hypotheses. The results indicated that family types (single parents, nuclear, extended and foster parents) did not differsignificantly on students deviant behaviour at F (3, 175) = 587 > .05 level of significance. The findings indicated that students from urban areas did not differsignificantly from studentsfromrural areas on deviant behaviours atF(1,175)=.89>.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that male students did not differ significantly from female students on deviant behaviours at F (1, 175) .89 p >.05 level of significance. There is no significance interaction among gender, family types and location with respect to deviant behaviours. Based on these findings, recommendations and suggestionswere made.