Research Papers/Topics in Educational Pyschology

Predictors Of Transfer Of Learning From Education Management Training To The Workplace Among Principals, Head Teachers And Deputy Head Teachers In Kiambu County, Kenya

Transfer of learning is critical to the success and relevance of management training programs. Despite the importance of transfer researchers indicates that significant transfer rarely occurs. There is also an increasing concern in identifying the key factors that influence positive transfer of learning. This study the learner characteristics, training program design and work environment factors influencing the transfer of learning from the Open Flexible Distance Lear...

Hiv/Aids Knowledge, Risk Perception, And Attitude Toward Safer Sex Practices Of Visually Impaired And Sighted Pupils In Thika Municipality, Kenya

ABSTRACTHIV/AIDS is a reality among the visually impaired although little research has been done to address this issue. For instance, there are no statistics indicating the number of visually impaired who have died or been infected by the AIDS epidemic in Kenya. Interventions such as HIV/AIDS education and prevention campaigns on safer sex practices have not particularly targeted the visually impaired. This makes them vulnerable to sexual exploitation and at high risk of i...

Students’ And Teachers’ Retention Perception As Predictors Of Self-Esteem And Academic Achievement In Secondary Schools In Meru County, Kenya

ABSTRACTRetention is a common intervention strategy often used when students fail to meet minimum standards on academic assessments. It has remained a controversial and highly debated topic in education despite many years of research. In Kenya, there have been mixed concerns both in private and public schools due to teacher and school accountability demands. Although numerous researches have been done on class retention, there is a dearth of local studies on retention perception. This study s...

Personal, Family And School Factors As Correlates Of Achievement Motivation Among Form Two Students In Nairobi County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Poor achievement motivation among learners at secondary school level may explain the dismal performance of many candidates in national examinations. Poor performance leads to loss of rewarding opportunities for the individual learner as s/he misses a chance to study further and in the long run, the society will not have adequate skilled human resources. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between personal, family, and school factors as correlates of achievement motivatio...

Emotional Intelligence And Academic Self-Efficacy Beliefs As Predictors Of Academic Achievement Among Form Four Students In Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to establish if emotional intelligence and academic self- efficacy beliefs significantly predict academic achievement among form four students in public secondary schools in Kiambu County, Kenya. Specifically the study sought to find out the relationship between emotional intelligence, academic self-efficacy beliefs and academic achievement and to develop the prediction equation of academic achievement from emotional intelligence and academic self-efficacy be...

Metacognitive Knowledge And Cognitive Reading Strategy Use As Predictors Of Reading Comprehension Performance Among Form Three Students In Kiambu County, Kenya.

ABSTRACTThe ability to understand and use information from text is a key predict of a student’s success in school learning. Not all factors related to this ability have been adequately investigated. The purpose of this study was to examine metacognitive knowledge and cognitive reading strategy use as predictors of reading comprehension performance among form three students in Lari Sub County, Kiambu County. The study also tested for gender differences in metacognitive knowledge and cognitiv...

Causal Attributions And Academic Expectations As Correlates Of Academic Achievement In Secondary Schools In Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the explanations that students give on achievement outcomes and their academic expectations in Thika Sub-County, Kiambu County. The main objective of the study was to find out if academic achievement was related to causal attributions and academic expectations. Gender differences in causal attributions and academic expectations were also tested. The study also established the interaction effect of causal attributions, academic expectations and academic achievem...

Relationship Among School Type And Secondary School Students’ Self-Esteem, Academic Achievement And Career Aspirations In Nairobi County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study purposed to investigate how school type was related to self-esteem, academic achievement and career aspirations of secondary school students. Students’ are admitted into different school types based on the criteria of their marks in KCPE. There is a lot of stereotyping on “school labels”. National schools post best KCSE grades, making them institutions of fame and prestige, followed by extra-county, county schools and at the bottom are sub-cou...

Predictors Of Academic Locus Of Control Among Form Three Secondary School Students In Kitui County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Academic locus of control refers to a learner’s belief of the cause of his/her academic achievement. It is therefore a learner’s conviction that success in academics is either as a consequence of one’s effort or external forces like fate and luck. A Learner’s academic locus of control is either internally or externally oriented. In a learning environment, a learner with internal locus of control orientation has high likelihood of benefiting more from the teaching and l...

Assessment Of Effectiveness Of “Incredible Years Program” Compared To The Traditional Program In Behaviour Modification Among Juvenile Rehabilitees In Nairobi, Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the ‗Incredible Years Program‘ (IYP) in reducing juvenile delinquency in Kenya. Juvenile delinquency in Kenya is on the increase. The number of children in conflict with law has risen significantly from 483 in 2006 to 927 in 2010. This necessitated the assessment of the effectiveness of this program. There was therefore need to conduct a research to determine whether the ‗Incredible Years‘ Program traini...

Selected Predictors Of Academic Achievement Among Form Three Students In Public Secondary Schools In Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACTIn the last five years (2013 to 2017), poor academic achievement has been experienced in Kiambu County. This is despite government‟s interventions and education being an important sector in individual and national development. Most researchers attribute this to socio-cultural and classroom environmental factors. Yet there could be certain personal factors affecting students‟ academic achievement. The study was therefore designed to determine the relationships among students‟ ach...

Emotional Intelligence And Self-Concealment As Predictors Of Voluntary-Counseling And Testing Seeking-Behaviour Among Public University Students In Kilifi And Mombasa Counties, Kenya

ABSTRACTDespite several efforts put in place to address HIV and AIDS education, prevention and control programmes in public universities in Kenya, students‟ utilization of Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) services is still very low compared to the students‟ total population in the public universities in Kilifi and Mombasa counties in Kenya yet VCT uptake is necessary to bring about behavior change among the university students. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevalence among the...

The Management Of Psychosocial Problems Of Street-Beggars In A Destitute Centre In Lagos Metropolis

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to determine the effectiveness of two behaviour modification strategies, namely: the Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and the Social Learning Theory (SLT) on the management of psychosocial problems of street-beggars in a destitute centre in Lagos metropolis. The participants in the study comprised 120 (60 men and 60 women) able bodied destitute and street beggars who were randomly selected in a destitute centre in Lagos metropolis. The instrum...

Impact Of School Self-Evaluation Training On Improvement Of Basic Schools In Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana

ABSTRACT This study examined the impact of school self-evaluation training on improvement of basic schools in Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana. A total of 85 Junior High School (JHS) teachers and 129 JHS two students were sampled from three public basic schools in the Sunyani Municipal Education directorate. The participants from the three selected schools were assigned to one of the two training groups or the control group. The municipality, circuits, schools and a JHS two stream were select...

Influence Of Teachers And School Environment On Students’ Academic Motivation And Performance In Chemistry In Kabarole District

Abstract The study aimed at examining the relationship between teachers‘ influence, and school environment, on the academic motivation and performance in Chemistry among secondary school students in Kabarole district. It adopted a Correlation survey design. A structured questionnaire was administered to a sample of 328 senior four students assessing the impact of teachers influence, school environment and motivation on performance in Chemistry. Pearson product moment correlation was u...


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