INDIGENT STATUS AS CORRELATE OF PSYCHOSOCIAL WELL BEING AND ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT OF UNDERGRADUATES IN TERTIARY ONS IN ANAMBRA STATE

Authors

  • Nkechi Uzochukwu Okeke Department of Educational Foundations, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
  • Chetuya Christopher Nnalue Department of Educational Foundations, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
  • Geoffrey Chidi Onyebuchi Department of Educational Foundations, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

Keywords:

Indigence, Psychosocial, Well-Being, and Academic Engagement.

Abstract

For a student to perform well in his/her academic endeavour, sound psychosocial well-being is paramount for handling academic stress, anxiety, frustration and tension. This study was carried out to determine indigent status as correlate of psychosocial well-being and academic engagement of undergraduates in tertiary institutions in Anambra state. Correlational research design was used for the study. The population of the study comprised of all the 200 and 300 level students in the Faculty of Education from 2 selected universities in Anambra State. 351 students (139 males and 212 females) who accepted being challenged by poverty and indicated interest to participate in the research work through completion of questionnaire made up the sample size. Two research questions and two null hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance guided the study. Two different instruments were used for data collection namely: Personality Well Being (PWB) scale and Academic Engagement Scale (AES).Cronbach alpha reliability method was used to ascertain the reliability of the instruments and alpha coefficient of 0.74 and 0.77 were obtained for PWB and AES respectively. Data collected were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Coefficient of Determination for answering the research questions while Regression Statistical Analysis was used for testing the null hypotheses. The result indicated high positive relationship between indigent status, psychosocial well being and academic engagement. Based on the findings of the study, the researchers’ recommend among others that the university authority should engage the expertise/professional services of psychologists and counselors teach indigent students positive social-emotional skills vital for regulation of their emotions and feelings.

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Published

2024-04-19

How to Cite

Okeke, N. U., Nnalue, C. C., & Onyebuchi , G. C. (2024). INDIGENT STATUS AS CORRELATE OF PSYCHOSOCIAL WELL BEING AND ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT OF UNDERGRADUATES IN TERTIARY ONS IN ANAMBRA STATE. African Journal of Educational Management, Teaching and Entrepreneurship Studies, 11(2), 73-81. Retrieved from https://ajemates.org/index.php/ajemates/article/view/422