EFFECTS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE ON STUDENTS’ BEHAVIORS IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KAABONG TOWN COUNCIL, KAABONG DISTRICT, KARAMOJA SUB-REGION, UGANDA

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL ii

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS v

TABLE OF CONTENTS Vi

LIST OF TABLES X

ABSTRACT xi

CHAPTER ONE 1

1 .0. General introduction 1

1.1 Background of the study 1

1.2. Statement of the problem 3

1.3. Purpose of the study

1.4.0. Objectives of the study 4

1.4.1. General objective of the study 4

1.4.2. Specific objectives of the study 4

1.4.3 Characteristics of students’ behaviors on substance abuse 4

1.4.4 The Relationship between Substance Abuse and Students Behaviors 5

1.4.5 Suggestions on what can be done in order to reduce the problem of Substance Abuse among

Students 6

1,5. Research questions 9

1.6.0 Scope of the study 9

1.6.1. Content Scope 9

1.6.2. Geographical Scope 9

1.6.3. Time Scope

1.7 Significance of the study 9

1.8. Conceptual framework of the study 11

1.9. Definition of significant key words/terms 12

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CHAPTER TWO .14

LITERATURE REVIEW 14

2.0 Introduction 14

2.0 Causes of Substance Abuse 16

2.1.1 Social Causes 16

2.1.2 Economic Causes 18

2.1.3 The Relationship between Substance Abuse and Students Behaviors 18

2.1.4 Effects of substance abuse on students’ lives 19

2.5 Substance Abuse and the characteristics of Students’ Behaviors 20

2.6 Theoretical Framework of the Study 21

2.7 Sumrnaiy of the Literature Review 22

CHAPTER THREE 23

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 23

3.0 Introduction 23

3.1 Research Design 23

3.2 Study Area 23

3.3 Study Size of the Population 24

3,4. Sample Size of the population 24

3.4.1 Sample Procedure 24

3.4.2 Sample Size 25

3.4.3 Sampling Technique 25

3.4.4 Sources of Data Collection 26

3.4.5 Validity of the Data 26

3.6.0 Data Collection Methods and Procedures 27

3.6.2 Questionnaires Method 27

3.6.3 Structured Interviews 27

3.6.4 Observation method 27

3.6.5 Research variables and measurements 28

3.6.7 Research Processing 28

3.6.8 Data Analysis and Presentation 28

VII

3.6.8 Limitations of the Study .29

CHAPTER FOUR 31

DATA ANALYSIS, PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION 31

4.0. Introduction 31

4.1. Response Rate 32

4.2. Background information 32

4.2.1. Teachers 32

4.2.1.1 Gender of the respondents 32

4.3.1.2 Age

4.1.2 Age of the respondents 33

4.1.2.1 Education Level of the respondents 34

4.2.3 Teaching experience 35

4.4.1 Students 37

4.4.1.1 Age of the respondents 37

4.4.1.2 Gender of the respondents 38

4.5 Students’ Gender 38

4.6. Students’ Parent’s Marital Status 38

4.7. Types of substances abused by students 39

4.8. Characteristics of the students’ behaviors 41

4.9 Substance- abusing parents influence on the students’ behaviors 41

4.10. Students’ perceptions on the effects of substance abuse on their behaviors 43

CHAPTER FIVE 45

SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 45

5.0. Introduction 45

5.2 Study Summary 45

5.2.1. Types of substances abused by students 45

5.2.2 Characteristics of students’ behaviors 45

5.2.3 Substance-Abusing parents influence on students’ behaviors 45

5.2.4 Students’ perceptions on the effects of substance abuse on their behaviors 46 

ABSTRACT The aim of this study was,” To investigate on the Effects of substance abuse on student’s behaviors in selected secondary schools in Kaabong Town Council, Kaabong District, Karamoja Sub-Region, Uganda”. The objectives of the study were; to identify the types of substances abused by students, to establish the characteristics of students’ behaviors, to determine the extent to which substance-abusing parents influence students’ behaviors and to establish the influence of students’ behaviors in the selected secondary schools. This study employed a descriptive survey research design. The target population of this study was 100 and it consisted of all the 2 selected secondary schools comprising of 06 guidance and counseling teachers, 44 students. Stratified random sampling was used to select schools and then simple random sampling method was used to select respondents from various strata. The sample size was 50 respondents which comprised of 6 guidance and counseling teachers and 44 students. Data collection tool for this study was the questionnaires. Pilot study was considered to assess the validity and reliability of the research instrument. The data was analyzed quantitatively guided by the study objectives. The researcher used statistical package for social sciences {SPSS] to analyze the data. Results were presented as per the research question. The study established that, students abused Alcohol, Cigarettes and Miraa to a large extent, teachers experienced students’ misbehaviors due to substance abuse in their school premises, students whose parents use substances and other drugs also learn the behavior and use substances too, and substance abusing students always disobey school rules and regulations. The study recommends that; the government should put in place measures of limiting easy access to substances; there is need for affirmative policy formulation to provide /encourage the use of student friendly disciplinary measures like guidance and counseling by professional teacher counselor. Secondary schools should have qualified guidance and counseling teachers to help students struggling with substances and also drugs, teachers training curriculum should be modified to incorporate school discipline studies particularly substance abuse and the Ministry of Education Science and Technology [MOEST] should expand its spheres of coverage to incorporate school principles in addressing the challenges faced in enhancing students’ discipline. Guidance and counseling should be emphasized when enhancing student discipline by sensitizing. More and more, teacher counselors should be trained in guidance and counseling. Democratically, elected student council should be empowered to coach other students on schools norms and values, hence strengthening peer counseling.

EFFECTS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE ON STUDENTS’ BEHAVIORS IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KAABONG TOWN COUNCIL, KAABONG DISTRICT, KARAMOJA SUB-REGION, UGANDA
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