Emotional Adjustment among Learners in Anambra State of Nigeria


The main objective of this study was to investigate the emotional adjustment among learners in Anambra State of Nigeria. The design of the study was descriptive survey design. Four research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study comprised of all the final year students of Nwafor Orizu Demonstration Secondary School, Nsugbe and all the 400 level students of Anambra State University, Igbariam, Anambra State of Nigeria. The sample consisted of 150 SS III students (70 males, 80 females) and 150 400-level students of the Anambra State University, Igbariam (70 males, 80 females). The above samples were selected by random sampling. The instrument for data collection was a researchers-made questionnaire. The instrument was validated by experts. The reliability of the instrument was determined using Kuder Richardson (K21) The instrument was found to have 0.82 reliability coefficient showing that the instrument is reliable for use. The data collected were analyzed using mean scores, standard deviation and t-test statistical tools. The result of the study revealed among others that despite the numerous emotional problems encountered in institutions of learning in Anambra State of Nigeria, the learners are able to adjust significantly in order to achieve their academic goals.Therefore it was recommended that stakeholders in education should strive to minimize the causes of emotional problems in institutions of learning so as to enable the learners achieve their educational goals.


Emotion, Adjustment, Learner


Learning in Higher Education


Paper Presentation in a Themed Session


  • Roseline Umezulike
    • Principal Lecturer, Educational Psychology / Guidance and Counselling, Provost. / Nwafor Orizu College Of Education Nsugbe Anambra State, Nigeria, Nigeria Nigeria