Causes Of Academic Anxiety Among Secondary School Students In Kwara State, Nigeria
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 21 No. 6 (2020): Vol-21-Issue-6-June-2020
Academic anxiety is a common but unrecognized educational issue affecting students’ academic achievement and it could result from several factors. This study thus determined the causes of academic anxiety among secondary school students in Kwara State, and the respondents’ demographic indicators were examined on the causes of academic anxiety. Quantitative research, a survey design was adopted, using a random sampling technique to select 384 respondents. At the end of the questionnaire administration, 367 copies were retrieved; while 358 copies were valid for data analyses. The researchers-designed questionnaire (Causes of Academic Anxiety), has a test re-test reliability co-efficient of 0.89 and the data collected were analyzed using percentage, mean rank, t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) statistics. The findings of the study revealed that academic anxiety can be caused by pressure from parents on children to perform beyond expectations, unconducive studying environment, and students’ poor study skills. The results of the hypotheses showed, there was a significant difference in the causes of academic anxiety among secondary school students in the Ilorin metropolis based on gender and age; while no significant difference found based on class level. Parts of the recommendations made based on the above findings were that school counsellors should equip the students with appropriate study habits or skills they can adopt to learn effectively, thereby, stimulating their interest in learning and ameliorate academic anxiety.
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