IJEDST 2017 Volume 5 Issue 15

International Journal of Education, Development, Society and Technology (IJEDST) ISSN: 2321 – 7537

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Relationship Between Students’ Academic Self-Concept, And Their Academic Achievement in English Language in Enugu State, Nigeria. Obi Bibiana Akukananwa, Onyegirim Bernadeth Ogechi. Ani Donpedro nnachetam, Ebe Kennis Nnamdi. IJEDST (2017), 5(15):151-158

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Relationship Between Students’ Academic Self-Concept, And Their Academic Achievement in English Language in Enugu State, Nigeria

Authors & Affiliation:

Obi Bibiana Akukananwa1, Onyegirim Bernadeth Ogechi2. Ani Donpedro nnachetam3, Ebe Kennis Nnamdi4

1,2,3 Department of Guidance and Counseling, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Nigeria

4 Department of Educational Psychology, Peaceland College of Education, Enugu, Nigeria

derisingsun@msn.com, bonyegirim@yahoo.com, pedroani23@yahoo.com, kenismandela@gmail.com


The study investigated the relationship between students’ academic self-concept, and their academic achievement in English Language in Enugu state, Nigeria. Three research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. The study employed the correlational survey design. The population of the study comprised all the secondary schools in Enugu state. A sample of 800 students which was made up of 400 boys and 400 girls were selected from three Education Zones in Enugu state. The instruments “Academic Self-Concept Questionnaire (ASCQ)” was used for data collection. Data collected for research questions were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Pearson correlation was used to determine the relationship between study variables. Hypotheses were tested by comparing the already established relationship index against the critical values at 0.05 level of significance. The results indicated that there was a significant relationship between self-concept and English language achievement. Based on the findings of the study, implications of the findings were noted. The researcher recommended among others that Orientation and motivational talks, seminars and extramural instructions should be organized for students to help them hold and maintain a good academic self-concept.

Keywords: Academic Self-concept, academic achievement, English Language