MORAL DECADENCE: THE ROLE OF ISLAMIC STUDIES IN SHAPING SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS' BEHAVIOUR IN GOMBE METROPOLIS, GOMBE STATE

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  • SHEHU, UMAR HASSAN School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Morals and Religious Studies, Gombe State College of Education Billiri, Gombe State. Author
  • ABDULHAMID, IBRAHIM School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Morals and Religious Studies, Gombe State College of Education Billiri, Gombe State. Author

Keywords:

Moral, Decadence, Islamic, Student, Behaviour

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the role of Islamic studies in shaping senior secondary school students' behaviour in Gombe Metropolis with a particular focus on moral decadence. Moral decadence is the decline in moral values and ethical standards, leading to the deterioration of societal norms and values. It is a phenomenon that is characterized by a loss of moral principles and values, which can lead to various social ills such as crime, corruption, and immorality. The study used descriptive and correlation methods. The population of the study comprises all the senior secondary schools in Gombe metropolis, where there are 83 Senior Secondary Schools both public and private. Yamane formula was used to determine the sampling size used for the teachers (358) and the students (396). The Role of Islamic Studies in Shaping Students' Behaviour Questionnaire (RISBQ) was used for collecting data instrument. The data was analysed using SPSS, mean and standard deviation statistics was applied where a four-point Likert scale was used to rate the responses of 4, 3, 2 and 1. The decision rule is 2.50, meaning that any mean score equal to or greater than 2.50 is considered as agreed response and any mean score less than 2.50 is also considered as disagreed response. It is recommended that Schools should provide students with a supportive and inclusive environment that discourages negative peer pressure and promotes positive behaviour. Parents should be encouraged to take an active role in their children's lives and provide guidance and support in their moral development. And teachers should be provided with regular professional development opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills in teaching Islamic studies.

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30-04-2024

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MORAL DECADENCE: THE ROLE OF ISLAMIC STUDIES IN SHAPING SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ BEHAVIOUR IN GOMBE METROPOLIS, GOMBE STATE. (2024). Journal of African Advancement and Sustainability Studies, 4(2). https://ssaapublications.com/sjaass/article/view/208

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