Influence of Study Skills Training in Reducing Poor Study Habits among School Students

Sekh Nazimul Islam

*Ummi Sarki Abubakar

^Dr. Miswar Bello

Ph.D Scholar, Psychology, Lincoln University College, Malaysia

*Post Graduate Student, Education and Counselling, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria

^Deputy Provost, Education and Counselling, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Nigeria

Abstract: This research looked at the outcome of Study Skill Training (SST) on senior secondary school students study habits. A Quasi-experimental design was employed for the study in form of pretest-posttest control group. The sample size were students identified with poor study habits students and were assigned to treatment and one control group. The treatment group was treated using Study Skills Training counselling technique. An instrument developed by Bakare was adapted and used in collecting the data from the respondents before and after treatment. The collected data was analyzed by simple frequency and percentage for answering the research question followed by t-test for independent samples for testing all the hypotheses. The findings revealed that the prevalence of study habit among secondary and senior secondary school students in Municipal Zonal Education Directorate, Kano State was poor at 85%, the finding also exposed that study skills training technique had significant effect in reducing poor study habits among the respondents (P 0.00 ≤ 0.05), the finding also revealed that there was insignificant difference in post-test mean score between male and female with school students (P .109 ≥ .0.05).

Keywords: high school students, poor study habits, quasi-experimental, study skills training.


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