Causes and effects of drug abuse among primary school learners in Shibuyunji district, Zambia / Misheck Victor Shibalika.
Shibalika, Misheck Victor
MetadataShow full item record
The purpose of this study was to investigate the causes and effects of drug abuse among primary school learners in Shibuyunji district of Zambia. Guided by Albert Bandura’s social cognitive theory, the study was qualitative in nature and relied on verbal narrative or descriptions. Four schools in the district were purposively sampled for the study and a sample of 48 participants was selected. These included head teachers, guidance and counselling teachers, learners, and parents in the four selected primary schools. The research instruments used to collect data were semistructured interview guides and focus group discussions. Data analysis involved thematic analysis. The researcher concluded that respondents had a good understanding of the meaning of drug abuse and the challenges which came with drug abuse at school. The researcher further established that the causes of drug abuse in Shibuyunji district were peer pressure, lack of recreational activities, curiosity and amusement, lack of parental supervision, prevalence of drugs in the locality and poverty, and that the effects of drug abuse were deviant behaviour predisposing crime, drug addiction, rebellious behaviour towards authority, lower academic performance and expulsion or suspension from school. The study’s recommendations were that there was great need to strengthen guidance and counseling in schools, and to enhance communication between administration and learners about the need for drug-free school environments. Keywords; Drug abuse, primary school learners, Shibuyunji district, interventions, sensitisation.
The University of Zambia
Substance abuse--School leavers.
Substance abuse--Government policy.
- Education 
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
A study on the casual factors,substance usage and effects of rehabilitation of street children at garden compound drop in centre - lusaka Chapakwenda, Malama Kelvin (2013-02-21)A total of one hundred "street children" attached to the street kids international project being spearheaded by the Zambia Red Cross Society at Garden compound Drop-in centre were interviewed on a one to one basis. It was ...
An examination of the effectiveness of strategies used for the prevention of drug abuse in Zambian schools : a case of four public secondary schools in Lusaka district. Nyondo, Tainess (The University of Zambia, 2021)The study was conducted to examine the effectiveness of strategies used for the Prevention of Drug abuse in Zambian Schools: a case study of Four Public Secondary Schools in Lusaka District. The study had four specific ...
Treatment of natural Radio-Nuclides and heavy metals in mine wastewater at Mopani Copper Mines in Zambia katebe, Reuben (2011-07-21)The Zambian Copperbelt is one of the great metallogenic provinces in the world and the production of copper and cobalt from sedimentary rocks, locally metamorphosed of the Lower Roan Group of the Supergroup in the Katanga ...