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Students' Self-Concept and Their Achievement in Basic Science

MO Afuwape

Abstract


The study investigated the relationship between students� self-concept andtheir academic performance in Basic Science. It further examines genderdifference in students� performance. The study adopted ex-post factorresearch design and made use of 300 students all from Public Schools. Theadapted Version of Adolescent Personal Data Inventory (APDI) and Students Achievement Test in Basic showed Science (SATBS) were employed as instruments for the study. The result showed that there was no significant relationship between the secondary school student�s self-concept and their academic performance in Basic Science. It also showed that there was no significant difference between the self-concept of male and female students in Basic Science as well as their performances. These results have implication for curriculum planning, classroom practice, and students� academic attainment.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v5i4.69276
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