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Title:
STRATEGIES USED IN MAINTAINING STUDENTS' DISCIPLINE IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NAIROBI COUNTY, KENYA

Authors:
Antonine Obiero, Dr. Jeremiah Kalai, Dr. Ursulla Okoth

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Antonine Obiero, Dr. Jeremiah Kalai, Dr. Ursulla Okoth
University of Nairobi, Kenya

MLA 8
Obiero, Antonine, et al. "STRATEGIES USED IN MAINTAINING STUDENTS' DISCIPLINE IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NAIROBI COUNTY, KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 11, Nov. 2018, pp. 6346-6366, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=445. Accessed Nov. 2018.
APA
Obiero, A., Kalai, D., & Okoth, D. (2018, November). STRATEGIES USED IN MAINTAINING STUDENTS' DISCIPLINE IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NAIROBI COUNTY, KENYA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(11), 6346-6366. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=445
Chicago
Obiero, Antonine, Dr. Jeremiah Kalai, and Dr. Ursulla Okoth. "STRATEGIES USED IN MAINTAINING STUDENTS' DISCIPLINE IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NAIROBI COUNTY, KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 11 (November 2018), 6346-6366. Accessed November, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=445.

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Abstract:
Discipline is important for order and realization of set goals in any school. This study sought to establish effectiveness of strategies used in maintaining students' discipline in public secondary schools in Nairobi County, Kenya. The study was guided by Rational Choice Theory by George Hamas (1961). The study used descriptive survey design. The target population in the study consisted of 46,858 students from where a sample of 381 was drawn using Krejcie and Morgan Table (1970) then stratified, proportionate and random sampling used to sample 146 students from Boys boarding, 138 students from Girls boarding and 95 students from mixed day schools, 90 class teachers, 29 deputy principals and Head of Guidance and Counseling Departments. Questionnaires, interview guides and focus group discussions were used to collect data from students. While questionnaires and interview guides were used to collect data from teachers, H.O.Ds guidance and counseling and deputy principals and parents. Split half method used to test reliability gave a coefficient of 0.8. Data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Descriptive statistics such as frequencies, percentages and cross tabulations were use to summarize data.
The study recommends preparation of manuals by Ministry of Education to sensitize parents on their roles in students discipline both at home and at school. Frequent training of principals, deputies, guidance and counseling and class teachers on current challenges and expectations of students' discipline should be done regularly. Guidance and counseling personnel should be posted on full time basis in schools. Finally, similar studies should be replicated in other counties to compare findings, establish effect of father absence in students' discipline and gain students' perspective on effective methods of discipline in schools.