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Digital Technology and Deviant Behaviour of Secondary School Students in Uyo Local Government Area
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Volume 2, 2015
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Nsikak-Abasi Udofia, Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.
The study examined digital technology and deviant behavior of secondary school students in Uyo Local Government. The survey research design was used in the study. The population of the study comprised all 24, 630 secondary school students in Uyo Local Government Area. A sample of 520 of students aged 11-18 were selected from this population for the study through the stratified random sampling technique. Instrument used in collecting data for this ex-post facto survey was the digital age and deviant behavior of secondary school student’s questionnaire (DADBSSSQ) developed by the researcher. The data from the study was analyzed and hypotheses tested using Pearson product moment correlation statistic. The findings revealed that web surfing, television and movies content have relationship with deviant behaviors of secondary school students in Uyo Local Government Area. It was therefore recommended that adolescent students should be informed and guided on the danger inherent in these digital technologies.
Deviant Behavior, Digital Technology, Secondary School Students, Education, Adolescents
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