INFLUENCE OF SELF-CONCEPT ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF ADULT LITERACY LEARNERS IN KANO STATE, NIGERIA

Bala Zakari (PhD)

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The study examined the influence of self-concept on academic performance of adult literacy learners in Kano State, Nigeria. The study used descriptive research design to examine how self-concept influence Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills academic performance of basic literacy learners in the state. The population for the study consists of all 11,000 adult basic literacy learners of the Kano State Agency for Mass Education and a sample size of 357 adult literacy learners participated in the study. Adult Self-concept Scale (ASS) with 0.89 reliability index and results of the sampled learners in Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills were used to measure self-concept and academic performance of adult learners respectively. Three hypotheses raised were tested using t-test statistics. The findings revealed that adult learners with positive self-concept performed significantly better than learners with negative self-concept in Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills. The study recommended that adult literacy facilitators and organizers should develop self-concept of learners positively through encouragement and counseling.


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