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Adeusi, Sussan O and Gesinde, A. M. and Adekeye, Olujide A (2015) PERVASIVENESS OF CONDUCT DISORDER IN SPECIAL CORRECTIONAL CENTRES IN LAGOS, NIGERIA. International Journal of Educational, 5 (2). pp. 15-20. ISSN (P): 2249-6947; (E): 2249-8052

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Conduct disorder is a maladjusted behaviour characterized by a consistent pattern of harming others or breaking accepted rules. This study examined the prevalence of conduct disorder among purposefully selected 90 adolescents in two correctional centres in Lagos, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was employed for the study because it guaranteed an accurate account of the sample for the study. Gilliam (2002) Conduct Disorder Scale (CDS) was used, the items in the scale depict the specific diagnostic behaviours that are characteristic of persons with Conduct Disorder. The reliability coefficient for the scale is 0.96. Two research questions and one research hypothesis were raised, descriptive statistics and analysis of variance were employed for data analysis. Results of data analysis showed that in order of prominence female participants exhibited more deceitfulness and theft than the male participants. Similarly, unlike their male counterpart more females reported moderate and severe cases of conduct disorder. There was no significant difference in the order of prominence of conduct disorder. The existence of conduct disorder in Correctional Centres is not an imagination but a reality. Consequently, efforts should be geared towards the development and implementation of preventive and premeditative techniques by psychologists, counsellors, and other professionals in allied fields.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pervasiveness, Conduct Disorder, Correctional Centres, Nigeria
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2015 19:49
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2015 19:49

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