To study if there is any relationship between drug abuse and performance
Abdallah, Mohammed Mwakutwaa
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The primary purpose of this study was to find if there is any relationship between drug abuse and students performance in some secondary schools in Kwale District. A sample of 120 students was selected using purposeful sampling technique which the researcher looked for the place mostly affected by drug abuse and got three schools, headmasters of the institution and six teachers of these schools. One questionnaire was administered to each student and the response rate was 99 percent. Data was analysed through using tables looking for frequency and percentage on the variables. Findings of the study indicated that there were: Significant relationship between drug abuse, gender, involvement of parents and peers. As to the attitude on drug abuse, majority of the students and all the teachers were aware that they affect the performance and harmful to their health. Respondents acknowledged peer counselling and awareness campaign to be the remedies against drug abuse.