Factors contributing to students deviant behaviour in secondary schools in Kisumu District
The wave of students' deviant behaviour causing strikes and violence among other deviance had hit a number of schools in Kisumu District and disrupted learning in the recent years. The Study therefore sought to find out the factors contributing to deviant behaviour among students. The purpose of the study was to examine the causes of deviance, management and administration of the students' discipline in secondary schools. To carry out the research, the study employed a descriptive survey research design in order to get the perception and views of the Head teachers, Deputy Head teachers, Heads of Guidance and Counseling, and students. Related literature for this study revealed that unless appropriate measures were taken, the vice would continue. The study population constituted 65 secondary schools, 65 Head Teachers, 65 Deputy Head Teachers, 65 Heads of Guidance and Counseling, 947 Teachers and 13,707 Students in Kisumu District. The sample for the study constituted 22 Head Teachers, 22 Deputy Head Teachers, 22 Heads of Guidance and Counseling department and 275 Students. Data was collected by use of questionnaires and in-depth interview schedules. The findings of the study showed that there were gaps to be filled in the management and appropriate measures to control deviance among students Guidance and Counseling featured prominently as a measure to enhance management strategy for curbing deviance.