International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Adolescents’ Sex Differential Social Adjustment Problems and Academic Performance of Junior Secondary School Students in Uyo Metropolitan City
Dr. I. N. George, Dr. D. E. Ukpong

The study investigated adolescents’ social adjustment problems and academic performance of secondary school students in Uyo metropolis of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. It particularly examined the impact of sex differences of adolescents exposed to family counseling services on their academic achievement vis-à-vis their counterparts not exposed to counseling services. Related literature was reviewed on the study variables. The design of the study was survey inferential and it was suitable because it is one of the best designs used to study large population after which the result could be inferred and generalized. The population of JSS 2 students in Uyo metropolis as at 2009/2010 session was 1016. A total of 500 students constituted the sample size of the study. Simple random sampling technique was used in chosing the sample. A researcher designed was used to collect data for the study. A pilot test was conducted and the value was found to be high enough for the research instrument to be used. The data were tested with t-test statistics. Findings revealed that a significant difference exists in the academic performance of socially adjusted male students exposed to family counseling services from that of their counterparts not exposed to family counseling. It was recommended that teachers should give more attention to the females in class to enable them cope up academically with their male counterparts.

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