COMMUNITY VIOLENCE AND AGGRESSION AS PREDICTORS OF PSYCHOSOCIAL ADJUSTMENT AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN ANAMBRA STATE
The study investigated community violence and aggression as predictors of psychosocial adjustment among adolescent students in Anambra State. The purpose of the study was to find out the predictive power of community violence and aggression on the psychosocial adjustment of adolescent students in Aanbra state. Three research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. The researcher adopted a correlation research design. The population of the study was 31,170 SS11 students and the sample size comprising 300 SS11 students was obtained through simple random sampling techniques employing the balloting techniques. Questionnaires were the instruments used for the collection of data. The instrument was validated by three experts in the faculty of education NnamdiAzikiwe University Awka. The data collected were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and t-test of correlation. The results showed that community violence and aggression jointly predict adolescent students’ psychosocial adjustment. The researcher recommends that elders in the community should try as much as they could to reduce the rate of violence and aggression in the community so that the school adolescents will emulate them and strive for a better psychosocial adjustment.
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