Influence of Psycho-Social Adjustment on Academic Achievement among Adolescents in some Selected Secondary Schools in Lagos State, Nigeria

By Abubakar Yawa Wakeh & Prof O. M. Omoegun


This study investigated the influence of psycho-social adjustment on academic achievement among adolescents in some selected secondary schools in Lagos State, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey design using three (3) objectives as a guide. Simple random sampling was used to select a sample size of two hundred (200) students from five (5) public and five (5) private secondary schools. The study used Psycho-social Adjustment Questionnaire and students’ academic achievement result for data collection. The data collected were analysed using chi-square and t-test statistical tool and all hypotheses were tested at 0.05 alpha level. The study revealed that there is significant relationship between psycho-social adjustment and academic achievement; that gender significantly influences psycho-social adjustment exhibited by students; and that gender significantly influences academic achievement exhibited by students. From the results, it was recommended that counselling, modelling, cognitive restructuring, values reorientation and mentoring should be the counselling strategies that counsellors should apply in handling youth problems.

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