Volume 12, Issue 2, 2024

Academic Self-Efficacy and Academic Attitude as Predictors of Academic Resilience among Students with Special Needs in Lafia Metropolis, Lafia, Nasarawa State.

Samuel Olusola OYEDOKUN, Justina Tubokun OMOTAYO, Akpezi Benjamin ETOBRO , & Adewale Philip ADEDOKUN


Some children living in our cities face seemingly insurmountable odds, yet they seem able to overcome such factors such as poverty, poor schools, peer pressure and personal trauma inspite of their disabilities. This study, therefore, examined academic self-efficacy and academic attitude as predictors of academic resilience among students with special needs in Lafia metropolis, Nasarawa State. The study posed three research questions. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design of correlation type. The stratified random sampling technique was used to select one hundred and forty-eight participants from senior secondary school two in Lafia metropolis, Nasarawa State. Three research instruments used were: Academic Resilience Scale (r =0.70), Academic Self-efficacy Scale (r =0.69) and Academic Attitude Scale (r = 0.74). Data were analyzed using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation and Multiple regression at 0.05 level of significance. The result shows that academic resilience positively correlates with academic self-efficacy (r = 0.534, p< 0.01) and academic attitude (r = 0.424, p <0.01). The stronger predictor of academic resilience of the two independent variables is academic self-efficacy (Ꞵ= 0.441; t = 987, p < 0.01) and academic attitude (Ꞵ = 0.151; t = 1.705, p < 0.01). The study concluded that self -efficacy and academic attitude were capable of enhancing academic resilience of students with special needs.


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