Personality Traits as Determinant of Institutional Misdemeanor Behaviour among Officer Cadets of Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna

  • Ibrahim Ignatius Felix Ruwan Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Musa Yusuf Garba Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Gbenga Oba Fadare Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Agnes O. Okorie Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Charlton Jose Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Audu Godiya Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
  • Gilbert Yalmi Plateau State University, Bokkos, Nigeria

Abstract

The aim of this research is investigating the personality traits as determinant of institutional misdemeanor behaviour among officer cadets of Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. The study used both Survey and Experimental Design. A total of two hundred participants (200 officer cadets) were selected for the study through Purposive & simple convenient sampling method. Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Revised Short Version was used to collect Data from participants. Data collected for this research were analyzed qualitatively through simple percentage for demographic and mean of standard deviation was used for the research questions. Independent t-test was used in testing hypothesis, the result reveal that: i. There was a significant difference between Officer Cadets of NDA with misdemeanor/criminal record who scored higher on Extraversion on the Eysenck personality questionnaire revised compared to those who do not have misdemeanor/criminal record ii. There was a significant difference between Officer Cadets of NDA with misdemeanor/criminal record who scored higher on Neuroticism on the Eysenck personality questionnaire revised compared to those who do not have misdemeanor/criminal record. iii. There was a significant difference between Officer Cadets of NDA with misdemeanor/criminal record who scored higher on Psychoticism on the Eysenck personality questionnaire revised compared to those who do not have misdemeanor/criminal record.  In conclusion, the findings show that Personality is a major factor in many kinds of behavior, one of which is criminal behavior. To determine what makes a criminal “a criminal,” we must understand his/her personality. This study tries to identify different personality traits which link crim inals to their personality. Further researches are expected and encouraged in the area to include larger sample and variables.


Keywords: Personality Traits, Determinant, Misdemeanor, Cadet and Behaviour

Published
2021-10-11
How to Cite
RUWAN, Ibrahim Ignatius Felix et al. Personality Traits as Determinant of Institutional Misdemeanor Behaviour among Officer Cadets of Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. KIU Journal of Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 221-229, oct. 2021. ISSN 2519-0474. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiujoss/article/view/1316>. Date accessed: 20 oct. 2021.