Research Papers/Topics in Educational Pyschology

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...

Preschool Teachers Perceptions Of Early Childhood Educational Best Practices In The Cape Coast Metropolis In Ghana

ABSTRACTThe study assessed knowledge and practice of preschool teachers about earlychildhood educational best practices in the Cape Coast Metropolis. A descriptiveresearch design was adopted for the study. The study employed quantitativeapproaches through the use of self-developed questionnaires. In all Krejcie andMorgan sample size determination table was used to select 217 preschool teachersusing the multistage sampling technique. The data were analysed using bothdescriptive and inferential...

Psychosocial Crises and Coping Among the Homeless in the Greater Accra Region

BSTRACTHomelessness is a pervasive social problem that has devastating impacts on affected individuals and poses severe challenges to policymakers in developing countries. This study investigated psychosocial distress associated with homelessness and the effectiveness of coping strategies used to manage such distress. Homeless individuals aged 10 years and above in the Greater Accra region of Ghana constituted the research population. An explanatory mixed-method design com...

Pre-School Teachers Perception of the Challenges Facing Pre-School Education in Shama District

ABSTRACT This study aimed at investigating pre-school teachers’ perception of the challenges facing preschool education in Shama District. Descriptive survey design was used in the study. Questionnaire was used to collect data from 200 preschool teachers teaching in Pre-schools in Shama District. Frequency counts, percentages, means as well as analysis of variance (ANOVA) were employed to analyze the data. The results revealed that most pre-schools within the Shama District do not ap...

FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ABOOM CIRCUIT, CAPE COAST

ABSTRACT The present study investigated of factors contributing to the academic achievements of students in the Aboom Circuit of the Cape Coast Metropolis during 2015-2016 academic years. The study employed descriptive, crosssectional survey design, using questionnaires for data collection. A simple random sampling technique was used to select 350 JHS students and a census method was conducted on 30 teachers. The data was analysed and discussed using descriptive and inferential statisti...

TEACHING STYLES AND MOTIVATIONAL STRATEGIES OF PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE CAPE COAST METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to investigate the teaching styles and motivational strategies of public primary school teachers in the Cape Coast Metropolis. The descriptive survey design was deemed the most appropriate research design to use in conducting the study. A sample size of 342 made up of 255 trained teachers and 87 pupils were captured for the study. The table of random numbers was used first to select 63 public primary schools within the Cape Coast Metropolis. An in...

MEDIATING ROLE OF ORGANISATIONAL POLITICS PERCEPTION ON LEADER-MEMBER EXCHANGE AND WORK WITHDRAWAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG PUBLIC SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS

ABSTRACT The study sought to examine the mediating role of organisational politics perception on leader-member exchange and work withdrawal behaviour among teachers in public senior high schools in the Sunyani municipality. The Explanatory-Cross-sectional design with a sample size of 152 selected through the simple random sampling procedure, comprising 106 males and 46 females with an average age of 37 was used. Questionnaires were used and data was generally analysed using Pearson’s...

A SURVEY OF ATTITUDE OF ADOLESCENTS TOWARDS MASTURBATION IN TWO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN CAPE COAST

ABSTRACT The study was conducted to investigate the attitude of male and female adolescent towards masturbation in two Senior High schools in Cape Coast. Second year students of St Augustine’s College were randomly selected to represent male second cycle institutions, while Holy Child Senior High represented the female institutions. The research design used for the study was descriptive survey. A total sample of 160 students was selected for the study, 80 from each school. The instru...

Study Habits and Academic Performance of Visually Impaired Students in Uyo Local

The study investigated study habit and academic performance of visually impaired students in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The study sought to examine the relationship that exist between study habit and academic performance of visually impaired students. Furthermore the study proceeded to assess whether there is any significant difference in the study habit of males and females visually impaired students in Uyo Local Government Area. Four null hypotheses were formulated to gui...

Influence of School And Teacher Factors on School Social Adjustment of Secondary School Students in Lagos State

ABSTRACTThe study investigated the influence of school and teacher factors on school social adjustment of secondary schools in Lagos state. Ex-post facto experimental research design was adopted for the study while the study population comprised of all senior secondary school students in the 2019/2020 academic session estimated to be 5000. Simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 150 students to participate in the study.  A 45 items questionnaire was used to elicit res...

The Effect of Electronic Media on Moral Development of Students in Some Selected Secondary School in Obafemi Owode, Ogun State

                                                 ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to determine the effects of electronic media on moral development of students in Obafemi Owode. Ogun State. The researcher used random sample technique for the study. The total population for the study were 150 respondents. It comprised both the students and the teachers. The study was guided by the following four research questions1. There is no significant relationship between sec...

AN INVESTIGATION ON THE EFFECTS OF PARENTAL CARE ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS: A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ZARIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA S

Abstract The research is an investigation into the effects of parental care on the academic performance of primary school pupils: a case study of some selected schools in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State. A descriptive research design was adopted for this research work and a total of two hundred (200) respondents participated, who were drawn using a random sampling technique across the various schools. A five-point likert-scale questionnaire was used for data collection. Fre...

AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF LEARNING: (A CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ZARIA) IMPLICATION FOR COUNSELLING

AbstractThe research is an investigation into the causes and effects of sexual harassment in Nigerian Institution of Learning: a case study of Federal College of Education, Zaria and its implication for counseling.  A review of relevant literatures was done and the feminist perspective and social construction theory served as the theoretical frameworks and empirical review was done. A survey research design was adopted for this research work and a total of one hundred and twenty (1...


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