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Relationship between Self Concept and Academic Achievement among Secondary School Students in Zaria Education Zone, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Umma Abdulwahid

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

The study employs ex-post facto experimental design to examine the relationship between self concept and academic achievement among secondary school students in Zaria Education Zone of Kaduna State, Nigeria. Four research questions and four hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The population of this study comprises all secondary school students in Zaria Education Zone of Kaduna State. Stratified random sampling technique was employed to select 6 secondary schools in the study area. These include two each from boys, girls and mixed secondary schools respectively. A total population of 420 students made up the sample of the study. Mean, Pearson r and t-statistics were used to analyze the data. The findings reveal among others that self concept correlates positively with academic achievement, though the correlations were generally low for all the groups. From the results, it is observed that the female students have higher self concept than their male counterparts. Hence, equal learning environment to enhance academic achievement with respect to gender is recommended among others