SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT AND EMOTIONAL STABILITY AS CORRELATES TO THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF 200LSTUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ALLIED HEALTH IN BABCOCK UNIVERSITY, NIGERIA

SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT AND EMOTIONAL STABILITY AS CORRELATES TO THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF 200LSTUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ALLIED HEALTH IN BABCOCK UNIVERSITY, NIGERIA

Author by Dr. Ayodele Adeoye

Journal/Publisher: Us Open Public Health Journal

Volume/Edition: 1

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 8

Abstract

University life can be stressful, although it is undoubtedly one of the most memorable experiences in one's life. It represents a critical developmental period for both late adolescents and young adults. In view of this, the study was designed to find out if there is any relationship between social adjustment and the emotional stability and the academic performance of 200L studentsin the school of Public and allied health in Babcock University. A structured questionnaire was used to obtain relevant information on the study using a purposive sampling technique. Two hundred and fiftyquestionnaires were administered to 200L public health students, social work students and medical laboratory students all in the school of public and allied health. The findings show that there is a significant difference between social adjustment and the emotional stability and the academic performance of 200L students in the school of public and allied health. Social adjustment affects the academic performance of 200L students in the school of public and allied health greater than emotionally stability. Lastly, academic performancehas a positive correlation with social adjustment and emotional stability.It is recommended that improving the academic performance of 200L students in the school of public and allied health, the social workers, counseling psychologist and those who are interested in the well being of students should help in assisting students in adjusting to the university environment. Parents should also assist their wards or students by telling them the difference between the university setup and the secondary school setup.


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