Motivation and academic performance of learners with low emotional and Behavioral disorders in Chakol Boys primary school Teso district Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The mam purpose of the study was to determine motivation and the academic performance of learners. The specific objectives of the study were to determine how motivation helped children with emotional and behavioral disorders, Find out the causes of emotional and behavior difficulties and to determine the academic performance of learners with emotional disorders The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the teachers and tests for the pupils The study revealed that emotionally disturbed children do not perform well in academics but if motivated positively improve on their performance. This is evident in the tests that were given to pupils before motivation. Control group had 30% of the failures and Experimental group had 15% of the failures. 5% in control group had excellent marks while 35% of experimental group had excellent marks. After motivation control group which was motivated using positive reinforcements had 5% failures and 30% excellent while experimental group which was motivated using negative reinforcements had 35% failure and 15% excellent. The study also revealed that poverty, child abuse, peer pressure, biological factors and school factors were the causes of emotional disorders. According to the study children with emotional behaviors do not perform well m academics because they feel left out in the school environment
A Research Report Submitted To The Institute Of Open And Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Award Of The Bachelor’s Degree In Education (ECPE) Of Kampala International University
Motivation, Academic performance of learners, Low emotional and Behavioral disorders, Chakol Boys primary school Teso district Kenya