Relationship between Academic Self-Concept and Students’ Performance among School Age Children
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 295-302
Received: Dec. 5, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 19, 2016; Published: Feb. 10, 2017
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Hanan Ebrahim Abd El Aziz Rady, Department of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Shabana Kabeer, Department of Health Informatics & Information Management, Faculty of Public Health & Health Informatics, University of Hail, Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Mona T. El-Nady, Department of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
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Students’ academic performance plays an important role in producing the best quality graduates who will become great leader and manpower for the country thus responsible for the country economic and social development. This article sought to study the relationship between academic self-concept and students’ performance among school age children. A descriptive correlational design was utilized in this study. This article was carried out in freedom school for basic education boys and girls at Cairo governorate. A purposive sample was composed of 182 school age children and their teachers. Tools of data collection consisted of three parts: 1-Structured Questionnaire: it consisted of students’ socio-demographic characteristics including personal data; such as gender, age, and family history, family size. 2- Academic Self-Concept Scale, 3-Academic Performance Rating Scale. Results indicated that there was a significant statistical relationship between academic self-concept and students’ performance among school age children. This finding implies that there was a wide gap in how males develop their self-concept as compared with female students. The relationship between gender and academic performance was investigated. It was concluded that students’ academic self-concept can affect their performance. The students with high academic achievement receive reward and have more opportunities in future. The researchers recommended implementing psycho-educational program in formal and informal curriculum for parents, teachers to provide a chance for students express themselves and developing their self-esteem and self-confidence.
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Academic Self-Concept, Students’ Performance, School Age Children's
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Hanan Ebrahim Abd El Aziz Rady, Shabana Kabeer, Mona T. El-Nady, Relationship between Academic Self-Concept and Students’ Performance among School Age Children, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2016, pp. 295-302. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20160506.19
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