Study Habit, Self-Concept and Science Achievement of Public and Private Junior Secondary School Students in Ogun State, Nigeria
This study compared study habit, self-concept and science achievement of students in public and private junior secondary schools in Ogun State, Nigeria. Twelve secondary schools were randomly selected from Egba and Ijebu divisions of the state. A sample of three hundred and sixty (360) students participated in the study. Three research instruments were used to collect data. There was no significant difference in study habit and selfconcept of students in public and private schools. However, private school students performed significantly better than their public school counterparts in integrated science (t = 3.400, p<0.05). In both public and private schools
student study habit and self-concept combined together and singularly
predicted science achievement. Counsellors should encourage students to study and also train them on how to improve their self-concept in order to improve science achievement.
Key Words: Study habit, self-concept, science achievement, public and
private schools, junior secondary schools.