SELF-EFFICACY AS PREDICTOR OF BEHAVIOURAL IMPROVEMENT AMONG ADOLESCENTS IN UDI EDUCATION ZONE, ENUGU STATE

Eberechukwu Francisca Chigbu (PhD), Joy Sylvia Chisara Obi (PhD), H. F. Uzokwe (PhD0, Juliana Azuka Akuezuilo (PhD)

Abstract


Self efficacy is the consciousness of an inner ability, strength and potential to exert control over one’s own motivation. The study adopted Correlational Design. The population of this study comprised 300 Senior Secondary School Students. Stratified random sampling was used to choose a sample of the entire population. The instrument was a questionnaire section A&B. The Instrument was validated by experts while the reliability of the instrument was determined by the use of Cronbach Alpha formula which yielded reliability Co-efficient of 0.76. The research questions were answered using mean and standard deviation while T-test was used to analyze the null hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance and appropriate degree of freedom it was found among others that self-esteem, confidence, motivation, resilience, proactiveness, and perseverance are self efficacy development principles that contribute to behavioural improvement among adolescents in Enugu State. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that counsellors, teachers and parents should help in boosting the self-efficacy of adolescents.

Full Text:

PDF

References


Aniako,L.A and Clif, I.A (2019) Human Resource Management Practices as predictor of Teachers’ job security in secondary schools in Udi Education Zone, Enugu State: International Journal of Integrated Research in Education, 8-17.

Amy, L.F. (2021) Behaviour Modification Techniques Retrieved from http://www.usingwell family.com

Aisha, H. (2002) Role of Self-Efficacy and Behaviour Change. National Library of Medicine; retrieved from http://www.Pubmed.ncbi.n/m.nih.gov

Albert, B. and Nancy G.A (1977)Analysis of Self-Efficacy Theory of Behavioural Change. Cognitive therapy and research 1, 287-310.

Bandura, A. (1977) Self-Efficacy: Towards a Unifying Theory of Behavioural Change; Published Seminar.

Browsard and Garrison (2011) self-efficacy and adjustment: journal of social science education. (pp. 23-30). Retrieved from http://www.kobe.com.kno/index html

Dorien, B.G, Lenneke, V.G; Hester, F.L; Diederick, W. J; Dippel, Peter, J.K. and Helen, M.D. (2018): Self-Efficacy for Health related behavior change in patients with TIA or Minor Ischemic stroke, page 1490-1501, retrieved from http://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2018.1508686.

Ellinor, K.O., Helen, F., David, P.F., (2013) “What are the most effective techniques in changing obese individuals’ physical activity self-efficacy and behavior: A systematic review and Meta-analysis”. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. (10)29

Giallo-Ralittle E. (2013) Classroom Behavior Problems: The Relationship between Preparedness, Classroom experience, and Self-Efficacy in Graduate and Student Teachers. Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology 3(1), 21-34, 2003.

Guay, F., Chanal, J., Ratelle, C.F., Marsh, H.W., Larose, S. and Boivin, M. (2010). Intrinsic, Identified and Controlled types of Motivation for School Subjects in Young Elementary School Children. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 80 (1): 711-735.

Huang, L., Krasikova, D.V., Liu, D., (2016): Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Process (132), 49-62.

Isabel, L.K., Paul, M.E., and Nechmedin, M. (2019): Journal of BMC Psychiatry 19(1), 1-8,

Ikediugwu, N.P. (2005). Who is a real Teacher? Enugu: Geraldick Concept Printing and Publishing

Kalimullah, K.U., Farooq, S.U. and Ullah, M.I. (2010). The Relationship between Rewards and Employee Motivation in Commercial Banks of Pakistan. Research Journal of International Studies, 14(3): 37-52.

Nakpodia, E.D., and James, U. (2011). Teacher Education in Nigeria: Challenges to Educational Administrators in the 21st Century. The Social Sciences, 6(5): 350-356.

Geiger, N., et al.,(2017) self efficacy and climate change; Journal of Environmental Psychology, Vol. 51, 2017).


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2021 Eberechukwu Francisca Chigbu (PhD), Joy Sylvia Chisara Obi (PhD), H. F. Uzokwe (PhD0, Juliana Azuka Akuezuilo (PhD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISSN (PRINT):    2682 - 6135

ISSN (ONLINE): 2682 - 6127

 

 

   

 

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.