Relationship Between Self-esteem and Academic Performance of Students in Biology in Senior Secondary School, Okehi Local Government Area, Kogi State
Onwunyili, Fidelis Chinedu
Federal College of Education, Okene, Kogi State of Nigeria
This study investigated the relationship between self-esteem and academic performance of students in Biology in public secondary schools in Okehi Local Government of Kogi State, Nigeria with a view to assessing the level of self-esteem among senior secondary school students across the gender and examining the extent and direction of the relationship between self-esteem and academic performance of senior secondary school students in biology across the gender. The study adopted descriptive correlational design and 500 students drawn across nine public secondary schools of the local government. The sample was drawn through simple random sampling. Structured questionnaire named Students’ Self-esteem Structure Questionnaire (SSSQ) was the instrument for data collection and its validity as well as reliability established using Crombach alpha coefficient and the index was 0.84. Frequency and percentage were used in describing the demography of the study while mean and pearson correlation analysis were used in answering the research questions. The result indicated high extent as well as positive and direct relationship between the independent and dependent variables. Recommendation based on the findings were also given
Keyword: Self-esteem, Academic performance, Adolescent, Students
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APA 7th Style
Onwunyili, F. C. (2023). Relationship Between Self-esteem and Academic Performance of Students in Biology in Senior Secondary School, Okehi Local Government Area, Kogi State. Shodh Sari-An International Multidisciplinary Journal, 02(02), 282–299. https://doi.org/10.59231/SARI7587
MLA 9th Edition
Onwunyili, Fidelis Chinedu. “Relationship Between Self-esteem and Academic Performance of Students in Biology in Senior Secondary School, Okehi Local Government Area, Kogi State.” Shodh Sari-An International Multidisciplinary Journal, vol. 02, no. 02, Apr. 2023, pp. 282–99. https://doi.org/10.59231/SARI7587.
Onwunyili, Fidelis Chinedu. “Relationship Between Self-Esteem and Academic Performance of Students in Biology in Senior Secondary School, Okehi Local Government Area, Kogi State.” Shodh Sari-An International Multidisciplinary Journal 02, no. 02 (April 20, 2023): 282–99. https://doi.org/10.59231/SARI7587.
Through the findings of this study, parents will realize the importance of improving their educational standard as well as socioeconomic status, so as to influence their children’s academic performance and choice or adoption of high self-esteem to enhance their career in nearest future.
The finding of the study will be of immense help to the teachers. The teachers will realize the necessity of individualizing their teaching by structuring their teaching methods and instructional resources to take care of the divergent levels of self-esteem of the students. This method may yield more positive result than the traditional system which assumes that all children have similar self-esteem.
The research study may also contribute to the limited body of research concerning self-esteem in students in Kogi State and expand existing theories regarding the same.
About The Author
Onwunyili Fidelis Chinedu
Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology, Federal College of Education, Okene, Kogi State of Nigeria.
Portfolio: Project coordinator (School of Education)
Phone: +234 803 2613 746/ +234 902 5898 767
I received my Masters in Education in Educational Measurement and Evaluation from Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria; Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from Usman danfodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria; Bachelor of Science from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
My research is situated in the field of science teacher education, particularly on better assessment strategies and appropriate evaluation means for learning, and any appropriate innovative means of engaging students to their own learning
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Accepted on March 31, 2023