RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PATTERNS OF STUDY AND SELF-CONCEPT ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN BORNO STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR COUNSELLING
This is a correlational study designed to determine the relationship between patterns of study and self-concept on students’ academic performance in Colleges of Education in Borno State. The study set two research objectives and tested two research hypotheses. Conceptual framework was applied to patterns of study and humanistic approach was applied to self-concept. The target population for this study was 4,517 students who had registered in NCE awarding institutions in Borno State. Purposive sampling technique was used to select two Colleges of Education in Borno State, the stratified random sampling procedure was also employed to select (322) participants, 186 students from 351NCE III students from Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Maiduguri and 136 students from 210 NCE III students from Umar Ibn Ibrahim College of Education, Science and Technology, Bama. Students’ Patterns of Study Inventory (SPSI) and Students’ self-concept scale (SSC) was used by the researchers. Pearson ‘r’ was used to test the hypotheses raised in this study. The results indicated that there was high and significant relationship between students’ patterns of study and self-concept. It also indicated very low and significant relationship between students’ patterns of study and academic performance. Based on the results obtained, the college counsellors should use their skills to advice students to sustain and maintain the good relationship between their exhibited patterns of study and self-concept.
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