ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION, STUDY HABIT AND ACADEMIC SELF-CONCEPT OF PUBLIC SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS’ ADOLESCENTS IN PREPARATION FOR THE 2020 WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION-A CASE OF IBADAN SOUTHWEST

Abstract

The study focused on the predictive influence of the environmental condition, study habits and academic self-concept of secondary school adolescents in Ibadan south west Local Government Area in Oyo state, Nigeria on the adolescent’s preparation for the 2020 WASSCE. The survey was conducted on four hundred (400) adolescents selected from five (5) private and five (5) public secondary schools in Ibadan southwest LGA using a two-stage random sampling procedure. The instrument for data collection is a questionnaire titled Environmental Condition, Study Habit, Academic Self-Concept and Adolescents’ Preparation for the 2020 WASSCE (ECSHASCP). It was used to obtain information on demographic factors, environmental condition (R=0. 82), study habit (R=0.80), academic self-concept (R=0.83) and the level of adolescent’s preparation for the 2020 WASSCE (R=0.83). Data was analysed using percentage, frequency and multiple regression. The result showed that the level of adolescents’ preparation for the 2020 WASSCE is relatively low. The regression analysis revealed that adolescents’ mother’s occupation, parent’s educational qualification, environmental condition, study habit and academic self-concept can influence adolescents’ preparation for the 2020 WASSCE. In conclusion, the findings of the study suggested that Guidance counsellors and public school teachers should make available to adolescents’ ways to adopt effective study habits, develop a positive academic self-concept and prepare adequately for WASSCE

Key Words: Adolescents, Environment, Study habit, Self-concept, Performance, Preparation

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