Self-Esteem and Senior Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Mathematics in Bayelsa State, Nigeria

SELF-ESTEEM AND SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS IN BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA

DR. ABUGE IWANI DORCAS1

DR. OMEODU MUVOKEDORIS2

Department of Science Education, River State University, Port Harcourt dididjond@yahoo.co.nz1, charlesowabat@gmail.com2

Abstract

The study was carried out to examine learners’ self-esteem and Senior Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Mathematics in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. One research question was posed and one corresponding hypothesis was equally formulated. The study adopted an ex-post-facto research design. The population of the study consisted of all the 10,818 S.S.2 students in the eight local government areas in Bayelsa State whereas the sample size of the study was 480 obtained through cluster random sampling techniques. Two instruments were used to obtain data for the study which include Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale (RSS) and Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT). The Mathematics Achievement Test was validated by two senior secondary school teachers while the reliability of the instrument was 0.77 obtained using alternate form reliability method. Other instrument was standardized instrument whose validation and reliability have been established over time. Mean, standard deviation and t-test statistics were used to answer the research questions and test the hypothesis respectively. Findings of the study revealed that there is no significant difference in the academic performance of students with high and low self-esteem in mathematics in Bayelsa State secondary schools. The study recommended amongst others that Mathematics teachers should develop a very friendly attitude to students during lesson, this could motivate students who possess low or no interest to mathematics.

Keywords: Self-esteem, Learners, Achievement, Mathematics, Students

 

 

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Abuge, I.D & Omeodu, M.D (2022). Self-Esteem and Senior Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Mathematics in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Education and Sustainable Development, 2(1), 54-62. Available online at: https://www.ijaar.org/articles/ijresd/v2n1/ijresd-v2n1-Jan22-p2112.pdf.

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