PARENTAL SELF-ESTEEM AND VALUE PREFERENCE AS PREDICTORS OF ACHIEVEMENT ORIENTATION OF IN-SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN ENUGU-STATE

PARENTAL SELF-ESTEEM AND VALUE PREFERENCE AS PREDICTORS OF ACHIEVEMENT ORIENTATION OF IN-SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN ENUGU-STATE

ABSTRACT

The study determined the relationship among parental self-esteem, value preference and achievement orientation of in-school adolescents. The study also had parental level of education and location as moderating variables. The study was conducted in six education zones in Enugu State. Six research questions and six hypotheses guided the study. The design of the study was correlation. The population of the study was all the SS 11 in-school adolescents in Government owned secondary schools in Enugu state. The sample of the study was one thousand three hundred and fifty in-school adolescents which were drawn through multi-stage sampling technique. Three sets of questionnaires were used to collect data for the study while data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation and Pearson product moment while simple linear regression was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The study found out among others that the relationship among parental self-esteem, value preference and achievement orientation of in-school adolescents is positive. Based on the findings some recommendations and suggestions for further studies were made.

Key word: parental self-esteem, value preferences, parental level of education, location, achievement orientation, and in-school adolescents.