Home Background and Self-Concept of High Achieving Students With Emotional Disorder in Ibadan North Local Government

Dada, Oluseyi Akintunde, Ikwen, Emmanuel Uminya, Fagbemi, Olusegun Olujide


Home environment and self-concept influence child development in many ways. This is particularly critical for high achieving students who because of their uniqueness suffer social isolation and rejection among their peers in school and at home. The knowledge of self is necessary for overcoming emotional issues. This study focused on home background and self-concept of high achieving students in Ibadan, Oyo State. The study adopted survey design of the expo facto type. Three research questions were raised. Simple random sampling was used to select 250 participants for the study. Simple percentage, t-test and multiple regression analysis were conducted on the data collected. It was found that self-concept and parenting styles relate with emotional adjustment. Even though socioeconomic background does not predict emotional adjustment, the researcher found that the combination of the three predictor variables yielded very strong emotional adjustment of the participants. Parenting styles is the most significant predictor of emotional adjustment of the participants. The need for parents to imbibe good parenting styles, the need for school to organize periodic talks to enhance students’ self-concept, the essence of counselling for high achieving students and better societal attitude towards high achieving students were advocated.

Key word: Emotional adjustment, family background, high achieving students, parenting style, socio-economic status


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