Parental Involvement as a Correlate of Academic Self-Efficacy of Secondary School Students
International Journal of Secondary Education
Volume 7, Issue 3, September 2019, Pages: 69-76
Received: Jun. 27, 2019;
Accepted: Jul. 25, 2019;
Published: Aug. 12, 2019
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Dorothy Ebere Adimora, Educational Psychology Unit, Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Charity Neejide Onyishi, Educational Psychology Unit, Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Ucheaga Nonye Helen, Educational Psychology Unit, Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
This study explored the correlation between parental involvement and academic self-efficacy of secondary school students in Nsukka education zone, Enugu state, Nigeria. Six types of parental involvement and two levels of academic self-efficacy were explored. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The study was designed as a cross-sectional correlational survey. From the population of 4,469 SSII student, a sample of 260 (122 male and 138 females) SSII students participated in the study. Academic self-efficacy scale (ASES) adapted and researcher-developed parental involvement scale (PIS) were used for data collection. The data was analyzed using Pearson’s product moment correlation coefficient to answer research questions, while linear and multiple regression analysis were used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the analyses shows a positive moderate relationship between parental involvement on academic self-efficacy. It further reveals a positive moderate relationship between parental involvement and academic self-efficacy of male and female students. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that; there should be programs in educational institutions, to educate parents on the importance of applying the types of parental involvement in training their children.
Dorothy Ebere Adimora,
Charity Neejide Onyishi,
Ucheaga Nonye Helen,
Parental Involvement as a Correlate of Academic Self-Efficacy of Secondary School Students, International Journal of Secondary Education.
Vol. 7, No. 3,
2019, pp. 69-76.
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