Tag Archives: Aggressive Behaviour

Managing Pupils’ Aggression in Physical Education Lessons; the Teachers’ Approach (Published)

The study examined the managerial approaches of teachers towards the Pupils’ aggressive behaviour in Physical Education at Basic Schools in Offinso South municipality, Ghana. The stratified and purposive sampling techniques were used to sample (21) Teachers, and thirty two (32) pupils over a period of four weeks from four (4) Basic Schools. Anecdotal Record technique and questionnaires were the instruments used to gather data on the various respondents. The research revealed that some Aggressive Behaviours keep recurring in the physical education lessons. Evidence from the data suggested that a total of seven (7) aggressive behaviours were exhibited by pupils. Multiple regression analyses have been deployed to test the hypothesized relationship and the Results revealed that aggression had significant negative effects on students’ physical performances. Also, there is significant relationship between the teachers managerial approach with regards to pupils’ aggressive behaviour in Offinso south municipality Basic Schools. Behaviours such as kicking, biting, verbal attacks, and Noise making were recorded as the most frequently occurring aggressive behaviours. Punishments and redirection of children’s attention were the most approaches used by teachers. It is recommended that teachers should enforce the Ghana Education Service code of discipline for Basic Schools but in some situations, they have to be allowed to use their own discretions to decide the type of treatment that is necessary to be meted out to pupils.

Keywords: Aggressive Behaviour, Approaches, Biting, Kicking, Verbal Attacks

Child Abuse as a Correlate of Aggressive Behaviour (Published)

This study was carried out to examine the relationship between child abuse and aggressive behaviour among secondary school students in Ekiti State, Nigeria. A descriptive research design of survey type was adopted for the study. The population for this study comprised all public secondary school students in Ekiti State. The sample consisted of 200 students drawn from five secondary schools through simple random sampling. A self- designed questionnaire tagged “Child Abuse and Behavioural Problems Questionnaire” (CABPQ) was used to collect data. Expert judgments were used to ensure face and content validity. Test-retest method was used to determine the reliability and a reliability coefficient of 0.70 was obtained. Data collected were analysed by using frequency counts and percentages for descriptive analysis. The hypothesis was tested by using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The result revealed that there is a significant positive relationship between child abuse and aggressive behaviour among the students. Based on this finding, it was recommended among others, that policy makers in the country should embark on policy actions that would facilitate the prevention of aggressive behaviour and that there should be a regular series of lectures for the students on the topic “Aggressive behaviours and its implications”. Also, it was recommended that regular talks should be given to parents on proper ways of treating one’s child, during Parents Teachers Association (PTA) meetings.

Keywords: Aggressive Behaviour, Child abuse, Maltreatment, Parents, family