Effects of honor codes and classroom justice on students’ deviant behavior


This study examined the influence of honor codes and classroom justice on students’ deviant behavior. One hundred and two final year undergraduate students studying in various higher institutions of learning in Nigeria participated in the study, i ncluding Bayero University, Kano, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda, Kano State Polytechnic and Federal College of Education, Zaria. Pearson correlation analysis, multiple linear regression analysis, independent sample t -test and one-way ANOVA analysis were conducted using Statistical Package for the Social Science s ( SP SS) to analyze the data. T he results of multiple regression analysis showed that Honor codes had a significant negetive effect on students’ deviant behavior. On the contrary, the results showed that classroom justice had no significant effect on students’ deviant behavior. Furthermore, the findings of the study revealed a significant difference in student deviant by gender, age categories and ethnicity. T he managerial implications for the school administrators, lecturers and educational policy makers a re discussed.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 112, 77-86