UNDERSTANDING STUDENTS’ DEVIANT BEHAVIOUR BASED ON GENDER IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES OF SOUTHERN NIGERIA
Keywords:: Students’ deviance, deviant behaviours, undergraduates, selective breeding.
The purpose of this research was to see how gender affected deviant conduct among students in Federal colleges in southern Nigeria. The research study's design was chosen to be a descriptive survey. The primary data collection method was a questionnaire titled Gender and Students' Deviant Behaviours (GESDEB). A multi-staged selection strategy was used to choose a representative sample size of 1,524 students from the population, with 723 men and 768 women (comprising purposive, simple random, stratified, and accidental processes). The hypothesis was tested using an independent t-test with a significance threshold of 0.5 percent. There is no difference in anti-social conduct between men and women, according to the research. The researchers came to the conclusion that social difficulties hamper students' social adjustment and that deviant behavior is not gender-specific. Selective breeding should be discouraged, according to the findings, and whatever treatment is given to male children should also be given to female children. Both men and women will be better prepared to deal with the difficulties of modern society as a result of this.