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International Journal of Education and Practice

July 2015, Volume 3, 7, pp 235-240

Self-Concept as a Correlate of Secondary School Students Academic Performance in Mathematics

Anigala Anino

Anigala Anino 1

  1. College of Education, Warri, Nigeria 1

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Pages: 235-240

DOI: 10.18488/journal.61/2015.3.7./

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This study investigated self-concept as a correlate of the academic performance of Secondary School Students in Mathematics in Edo North Senatorial districts of Edo State. The purpose of the study was to determine the extent that self-concept explained students’ academic performance in mathematics. The population consisted of 3,000 SS1 students of which the multi stage random sampling procedure was used to locate a sample size of 600 students. Data collected with the aid of a 20 item self-concept questionnaire (SCQ) was analysed using multiple Regression. The results show that self-concept had positive correlation with students’ academic performance in mathematics. Based on the findings some recommendations were made.
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Academic performance, Mathematics, Self-concept.



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