Eberechukwu Francisca Chigbu (PhD), Joy Sylvia Chisara Obi (PhD), H. E. Uzoekwe (PhD), Juliana Azuka Akuezuilo (PhD)


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.

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