INFLUENCE OF PARENT-CHILD COMMUNICATION PATTERNS ON SELF-ESTEEM AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF IN- SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN ENUGU EDUCATIONAL ZONE OF ENUGU STATE

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page
Approval page
Certification
Dedication
Acknowledgement
Table of contents
List of tables
List of figures
Abstract

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Significance of the Study
Scope of the Study
Research Questions
Hypotheses

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Conceptual Framework
Concept of Academic Achievement
Concept of Self-Esteem
Concept of Parent-child communication patterns
Relationship among Parent-child Communication Patterns, Self-esteem and Academic Achievement.
Theoretical Framework
Atkinson’s Need Achievement Theory
Social Cognitive Learning Theory
Abraham Maslows Hierarchy of Human Needs
Family Communication Patterns Theory
Review of Empirical Studies
Parent-Child Communication Patterns and Self-esteem
Parent-child Communication Patterns and Academic Achievement
Summary of Literature Reviewed

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD
Design of the Study
Area of the study
Population of the Study
Sample and Sampling Techniques Instrument for Data Collection
Validation of the Instrument
Reliability of the Instrument
Method of Data Collection
Method of Data Analysis

CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS

CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
The Dominant Parents-Child Communication Pattern in Enugu State
The Influence of Parent-Child Communication Patterns on the in-school adolescents’ Self-Esteem
The Influence of Parents-Child Communication on the Academic Achievement of in-school adolescents
Conclusions
Educational Implications
Recommendations
Limitations of the Study
Suggestions for Further Studies
Summary of the Study
References


ABSTRACT
This study investigated the influence of parent – child communication patterns on self-esteem and academic achievement of the in-school adolescents in Enugu Education zone. Three research questions and two null hypothesis (tested at p0.5) guided the study. The study is an ex-post facto or casual comparative researcher design. The sample for this study was made up of four hundred and eighty senior secondary class II (SSII) students in Enugu Education Zone of Enugu State. One intact class was randomly drawn from each of the ten schools that were randomly selected for the study. Three instruments, namely:- Perceived Parent – Child Communication Patterns Scale (PPCCPS), Students Self-esteem Scale (SSES),were used to elicit the parent – child communication patterns and the state of the in-school adolescents’ self-esteem. Information on the academic achievement of the students were obtained from the students’ academic results. The items in the questionnaires were validated by experts in the Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. On the test of internal consistency, the parent – child communication patterns yielded an alpha of 0.847 for conversation (concept) orientation pattern and 0.833 for conformity (Socio) orientation pattern respectively. The students’ self-esteem scale on the other hand yielded an alpha of 0.874 which was established through cronbach alpha procedure. Mean, standard deviation and t-test of Equivalent values were used to analyze the data generated. All the null hypotheses were tested at p  0.5 level of significance. The major findings of the study includes, that;

Conformity (socio) parent – child communication pattern is dominant in Enugu State.

* Parent – child communication patterns have significant influence on the self-esteem of the school adolescents.

* Influence of the parent – child communication patterns on the academic achievement of the adolescent students is significant. Based on the findings, discussions, conclusions, implications and recommendations of the study, suggestions for further studies were made.


CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study:
Academic achievement of students is of utmost importance to parents, educators, concerned Nigerians and the government. This, of course, is because of the huge impact education has on the national and economic development of the country. Education is an investment as well as an instrument that can be used to achieve rapid scientific, social, political, technological, cultural and economic development in the country. Regrettably, however, the consensus of opinion all over the country is that academic achievement of students in Nigeria is poor (Adebule, 2004).

According to Davison Institute (2004), achievement is a measure of quality and quantity of success one has in the mastery of knowledge, skills or understanding. Achievement could also involve accomplishing whatever task or goal one sets for himself or herself. It is the attainment of a standard of excellence (Umeano, 2010).

Academic   achievement,   specifically,   has   been   described   by    O’Donnel,

Reeve, and Smith (2005), as the extent of an individual’s level of knowledge in a given task in school. In this context, academic achievement is the ability or level of success of the students in their academic work (which could either excellent or poor). Students should therefore put up personal efforts in order to achieve success or excellence in their academic work....

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