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Title: Guidance and counseling services status, study habits and academic performance among students of Umar Suleiman College of education Gashua Yobe State Nigeria.
Authors: Amadu Muktar Adamu, Kyauta
Keywords: Guidance and counseling services
Academic performance among students
Issue Date: Mar-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences0000000000000000000000000
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between Guidance and Counseling services status, study habits and academic performance among students of Urnar Suleiman College of Education Gashua, Yobe State, Nigeria. The study was guided by four stated objectives, To compare whether there is significant difference between students who accessed Guidance and Counseling services and those who did not access in their study habits; To compare whether there is significant difference between students who accessed Guidance and Counseling services and those who did not access in their academic performance; To examine whether there is significant relationship between study habits and academic performance, and finally To establish whether there is significant relationship between Guidance and Counseling services status and academic performance. The study used descriptive correlational and comparative study designs with quantitative approach. The population of the study was 221 NCE three students and 178 diploma two students making 399 populations. Kragcie and Morgan table for selection of the sample size was used. The drawn sample size was 263. While purposive and simple random sampling techniques were employed to select respondents. Data was collected using adapted modified – questionnaire with 32 items based on five likert scale which was distributed to NCE 3 and diploma 2 students; The data was analyzed in SPSS using frequency tables and percentage to analyses the profile of the respondents. Independent t-test and Pearson’s linear correlation coefficient was used to analyses the data collected from the field according to the study objectives. The findings of the study revealed that there is no significance difference between students who have accessed Guidance and Counseling services and those who did not access in their study habits. Findings also revealed that there is no significance difference between students who have accessed Guidance and Counseling services status and those who did not access in their academic performance. The study found that there is a significant relationship between study habits and academic performance. The study further found that there is a significant relationship between Guidance and Counseling services and academic performance. It was concluded that there is a relationship between Guidance and Counseling services status, study habits and academic performance. Based on the study findings, the following recommendation was made. The school authority and other stakeholders should ensures that qualified counselors were appointed to undertake the counseling activities in order to guide and counsel students adequately and ensures that the diploma students have access to Guidance and Counseling services in order to fully and maximally improve their potentiality. Teachers and school guidance counselors as well as school authority should collaboratively assist students with intensive guidance and counseling services to develop zeal in order to improve their academic performance. It was also recommended that school counselors and authorities should motivate, encourage otherwise enforce reading culture or “prep time” into the curricular and equip the school with reading desk, efficient power supply and facilities that will motivate them to form good study habits in order to achieve good academic performance. It was finally recommended that governments or authority concern should establish Guidance and counseling services centre in every school in order to help students in their academic endeavor.
Description: A research thesis submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of master’s degree - of arts in counseling psychology of Kampala International, Kampala Uganda.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/5146
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