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Direct Research Journal of Social Science and Educational Studies (DRJSSES) Vol.1 (1), pp. 1-6, April 2014
ISSN: 2449-0806

Social Adjustment, Academic Motivation and Self-Concept differential between Residential and Non-Residential Senior Secondary School Student In Abeokuta Metropolis, Ogun State, Nigeria
Article Number: DRJA17087912

Original Research Article

M Ogini, O.O1 and Ofodile, M.C2

1Department of Educational Foundations and Management Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago- Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria.
2Counseling Unit, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State Nigeria.

date Received: March 11, 2014     date Accepted: April 24, 2014     date Published: April 30, 2014


The study investigated the social adjustment, academic motivation and self-concept differentials between residential and non-residential senior secondary school students in Abeokuta Metropolis, Ogun State, Nigeria. A total of 600 residential and non residential senior secondary school students were sampled from 7 public and 3 private secondary schools in Abeokuta metropolis. Data were collected with the use of standard Social Adjustment Scale (SACQ), Academic Motivation scale (AMS) and Self-concept inventory, a sub scale of the Adolescent Personal Data Inventory (APDI). 50.8 percentages of respondents were males while 49.2 percent were females. 338(56.3% response rate) scales and inventories were returned from non residential students while 262, representing 43.7% response rate were returned from residential students. 56.3% of the respondents were non-residential students while 43.7% were non- residential students. Significant differences were observed in the social adjustment, academic motivation and self-concept of senior secondary school students in Abeokuta, contrary to the three hypotheses which were initially formulated. This indicated that residential students have significantly higher levels of social adjustment, academic motivation and self-concept than non-residential students. It was recommended that all tiers of Government and other stake holders in the education industry should come to the aid of secondary schools by reviewing and increasing funds allocated to them for infrastructural development. Proprietors/Proprietress of secondary schools should endeavor to provide better incentives so as to enhance learning. Also, programmes to accommodate non-residential senior secondary school students along with residential students for a specific period, especially towards preparation for various important internal and external exams to ensure maximum performance should be drawn.

Key Words: Social Adjustment, Academic Motivation, Self-concept, Residential School, Non-Residential School.