Psychosocial elements as correlates of academic disposition of adolescents living with grandparents

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Kienka Rita Okorite
Fashina Abiola Yetunde


Academic excellence from students is desirable to parents, but recently the passion to strive for such success seems to be dwindling among female adolescent secondary school students hence the need for this study which examined psychosocial elements as correlates of the academic disposition of adolescents living with grandparents.  A correlational research method was applied. Three research questions were raised and three hypotheses were formulated. The population comprised 253 female students randomly selected from nine senior secondary schools from four Local Government Areas of Education District III. Instruments used for data collection were the Rosenberg self-esteem scale and a self-developed questionnaire by the researcher tagged Academic Disposition and Sexual Proneness Questionnaire (ADSPQ). Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient, and Multiple Regression. Findings revealed that adolescent students living with grandparents in Education District III do not necessarily get involved in sexual activities because of their living conditions. One recommendation made was grandparents should be encouraged to engage in sexuality and sex-related conversations with their children as early as possible.

Keywords: academic excellence; Adolescents; female students; grandparents; sexual-proneness


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Okorite, K. R. ., & Yetunde, F. A. . (2024). Psychosocial elements as correlates of academic disposition of adolescents living with grandparents. Global Journal of Guidance and Counseling in Schools: Current Perspectives, 14(1), 19–30.