Influence of Conduct Disorder on the Academic Achievement of Senior Secondary School Students of Kano State, Nigeria

Dr Idris Salisu Rogo


The study adopted ex post facto design to investigate the influence of Conduct Disorder on academic achievement of senior secondary school students of Kano State. Multistage sampling was used to select Three hundred and thirty three (333) students as sample from 6 senior secondary schools, from the target population of 2,493 students. An adapted instrument, Adolescents Conduct Disorder scale (ACD-Scale), was used for data collection while 2017 Kano state senior secondary schools qualifying examination results was used to determine the students’ academic achievement. The adapted instrument was validated; the reliability was established as 0.868 using Cronbach’s Alpha. Data collected for the study was analysed using frequency count and t-test. The study found that there is low prevalence of Conduct Disorder among senior secondary school students of Kano state and there is a significant difference in academic achievement between senior secondary school students with high conduct disorder and those with low conduct disorder in Kano State. Based on the findings, the study recommends that secondary school authorities should organize periodic programmes to enlighten the students on the effects of conduct disorder on their future development.

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