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Psycho-Environmental Predictors of Academic Stress among Female Adolescents in Oyo State Schools of Nursing
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Volume 5, 2018
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Busari Afusat Olanike, Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Adewuyi Habeeb Omoponle, Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
The study investigated study habit, self concept, parental background and position in family as predictors of academic stress among female adolescents in Oyo State nursing schools. Three hundred (300) nursing students were randomly selected for the study from three (3) schools of nursing in Oyo state. Three research instruments were used for data collection. They are;- (i) Study Habit Inventory (SHI) alpha=0.89; (ii) Self-Concept Scale (SCS) alpha=0.85, and (iii) Student Academic Stress Scale (SASS) alpha=0.79. Three research questions were raised and answered in the study. Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMC) and Multiple Regression Analysis were used for analyzing the data. The results obtained indicates that academic stress among nursing students is significantly correlated with study habit (r=.427; p<.01), self concept (r=.351; p<.01), and with position in family (r=.0296; p<.01), but no significant correlation was observed for parental background (r=.055; p>.01). The result of the findings yielded a coefficient of multiple regression R=.498 and multiple R-square =.248. This suggests that the independent variables accounted for 23.7% (Adj. R2=.237) variance in the prediction of academic stress. In terms of magnitude of contribution, study habit made the most significant contribution (Beta=.347; t= 6.327; p<0.05) to the prediction followed by position in family (Beta=.150; t= 5.116; p<0.05), then, self concept (Beta=.143; t= 2.257; p<0.05) while parental background had no significant contribution (Beta=.090; t= 1.776; p<0.05). Therefore, on the basis of the findings, it is recommended that, students should also be encouraged to inculcate a good study habit. Student’s attitudes and interest towards school should be revolutionized by integrating the importance of education in the school activities in a way that would help them reduce the academic rigor.
Psycho-environmental, Academic Stress, Female Adolescents, School of Nursing
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