Factors influencing anti-social behaviour among school going students in Kiambaa constituency of Kiambu county: the role of Parental guidance
This study focused on factors influencing anti-social behavior among school going students in Kiambaa constituency of Kiambu County. The study was guided bythe following objectives: To establish how the presence of both parents in a family influences student’s antisocial behavior, to establish the extent to which single parenthood influence student’s antisocial behavior, to establish the extent to which family economic status influence student’s anti-social behavior and to determine the role school variables play on students antisocial behaviors. The study targeted the secondary school children in Kiambaa Constituency, all the 8 Public secondary schools in Kiambaa Constituency were considered for the study, a total of 80 students were targeted by the study. The methodology that was employed in this study was census where all the public secondary schools were included in the study and simple random sampling to select students from each of the 8 schools. The findings of this study revealed that presence of both parents contributes to the development of parent-child relationship, that parent involvement ascribe to a parent’s ability to seek out his or her children and manifest an interest in their behaviors. Love was revealed to be very important in the child behavioral development, parents who suffer from emotional adjustments manifests low self-esteem in them, consequently the study revealed that remarriage and step-parents have effects ondelinquency as shown by 89% of the respondents. The study concludes that presence of both parents contributes greatly to the development of parent-child relationship, that children who come from families where both parents were presents were happy and reported having good relationship with their parents this was unlike for those children who come from families with only one of the parents. The study recommends that in order to control the delinquency development in children, school variables such as the role played by the teachers should be mended to provide wellbeing of the school children.