Major Etiology of Indiscipline and Measures of Improving Discipline: Implication for Secondary Schools in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Messeret Assefa, Hussien Kedir


The purpose of this study was to identify the major etiology of indiscipline and to determine measures of improving discipline of secondary school students in Addis Ababa. The researcher applied descriptive survey research design. Data were collected by using self administered questionnaires and analyzed based on descriptive statistical method. A pilot study was conducted to test the validity and reliability of the questionnaire and was found appropriate. The sample of the study encompasses purposive sampling method used to select five principals and random sampling methods were used to select 100 teachers and 250 students’. The study was carried out in between August up to October, 2018. Semi structured interview was used to collect data from the school principals and for the teachers and students a questionnaire and FGD were used. The study findings revealed that the majority of the respondents were in a position that it is the students who cause such acts of indiscipline. A careful look at both quantitative and qualitative aspects of the study the FGD and the descriptive statistics of causes of acts of indiscipline shows that, the school is the next cause of most of the acts of indiscipline. The findings in regards to the society and the media as the causes of indiscipline almost lie at the same level. In regards to the measures of improving discipline in the school, all the six measures indicated in the study were materialized by the majority of the respondents to be significance. In conclusion, the study highlighted that students discipline problem should be given due attention at the secondary school before it reaches to unwieldy stage.


Etiology Of Indiscipline, Improving Discipline, Secondary School, Principals, Teachers And Students.

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