FAMILY FACTORS, SELF-ESTEEM AND PEER INVOLVEMENT AS PREDICTORS OF DYSCALCULIA AMONG STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES IN IKEJA, LAGOS STATE OF NIGERIA
Okoiye, Ojaga Emmanuel and Asamaigo Esse Elizabeth
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study investigated family factors, self-esteem and peer involvement as predictors of dyscalculia among students' with learning disabilities in Ikeja Lagos State Nigeria. Using the descriptive survey research design, three research questions were raised and three hypotheses were tested. Data were collected from three hundred secondary school students in SSS11 expressing dyscalculia with learning disabilities in Ikeja Local Government Area of Lagos State Nigeria using their cumulative cognitive score of three consecutive examination records and three validated instruments. Analysis of data was done using the multiple regression analysis and Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). The results revealed that self-esteem, peer-involvement and family factor made a joint contribution on dyscalculia among students' with learning disabilities. The findings also revealed that peer involvement has significant relationship with the problem of dyscalculia among students' with learning disabilities. However, self-esteem and family factor did not have significant relationship with the problem of dyscalculia among students' with learning disabilities. The findings have implications for the academic development and aspirations of students expressing dyscalculia with learning disabilities. Thus, it is recommended that they should be given considerable support, attention and care by family members, the society and significant as others as to give them sense of belonging and purpose in life. Through this measure, they could easily self-rediscover themselves, their potentials and ability to succeed in not only their academic task, but also in other life challenges.