STUDENTS’ SELF-CONCEPT AS CORRELATES OF THEIR ACHIEVEMENT IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS IN ANKPA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

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ABDUL SUNDAY
ADOWN MATTHEW

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This study examined the students’ self-concept as correlates of their achievement in senior Secondary School mathematics in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State of Nigeria. The design was correlational research type. The target populations for the study were mathematics students of senior secondary II (SS II) classes in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria. The sample for the study was three hundred and  thirty two (332) mathematics students (male: 166 and female: 166) selected using stratified and simple random sampling techniques. Five hypotheses were raised to guide the study. The instruments used to elicit  the relevant data were: A twenty item instrument questionnaire called Mathematics a twenty item  instrument questionnaire called Academic Self-concept Questionnaire (ASCQ) designed by the researchers and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd terms examination scores of students in their senior secondary one mathematics were    obtained as the students’ academic achievement. The reliability coefficients is 0.83 ASCQ were obtained. The data collected were analyzed using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation and multiple regression analysis. The hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The results revealed a significant relationship between students’ self-concept and their academic achievement in mathematics in senior secondary school mathematics. A significant difference between male and female students’ self-concept and their academic achievement in mathematics in secondary school mathematics was also found in favour of female. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that academic achievement is not a gender issue, both genders should be encouraged to excel in academic achievement since equal opportunities is provided for both genders. Students should be discouraged from forming stereotyped self-concept towards certain subjects, because of their sexes. This will boost positive competition between males and females, and enhance academic achievement and excellence among senior secondary school mathematics students.

Keywords:
Self-concept, achievement, gender, stereotyped, correlates, mathematics.

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SUNDAY, A., & MATTHEW, A. (2019). STUDENTS’ SELF-CONCEPT AS CORRELATES OF THEIR ACHIEVEMENT IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS IN ANKPA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KOGI STATE, NIGERIA. Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science, 12(4), 202-215. Retrieved from http://www.ikprress.org/index.php/JOGRESS/article/view/4427
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