Psychological Role of Debating Clubs in Educational Systems and Personality Development Among Students

14 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2018

Date Written: July 13, 2018


Debating club is one of the clubs which prepare students in schools and colleges psychologically into the world of politics and communication. Debating club gives students opportunities in all levels of education (primary, tertiary and university) to discuss on selected topics of choice. The topics selected gives students leeway for students to discuss on the proposer side (Supporting) and oppose side (opposing) to argue on their points to support or oppose the motion. The problem many students in educational system do not join debating club in fear of discussion because of language difficulties of challenges. The objective is to study the best way/strategy to be used in educational system to encourage students to join debating clubs in schools or colleges and develop their personality leading to careers such as law, politics, journalism and teaching. The research employed analytical method and data was collected by interview tool from students in university level through purposive random sampling technique in ten universities. The results indicate that very few students like joining debating club and very many like joining other cubs such as religious clubs where they sing, young farmers club, forest and environment club and others. It is concluded that students who join debating club develop their personality and are likely to be lawyers, politicians, journalists and teachers after graduation. It is concluded that the students who like debating are inclined in social sciences subjects such as History, English, Geography and not applied sciences such as chemistry, physics and biology. It is recommended that students in educational systems to be encouraged by teachers and parents to join debating clubs and develop their personality for future careers posterity.

Keywords: Debating, club, education, psychology, personality, students

Suggested Citation

Okebiro, Gilbert, Psychological Role of Debating Clubs in Educational Systems and Personality Development Among Students (July 13, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Gilbert Okebiro (Contact Author)

Kisii University, Students ( email )


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