Self-Concept and Students Perception of Learning Environment in Mathematics in Akwa Ibom State

Ayara, Ndifon Johnson; Uwem Daniel Udom & Esuong, Uwase Uwase


The study sought to investigate the relationship that exists between self concept and students’ perception of learning environment in Mathematics. To achieve the purpose of this study, one null hypothesis was formulated. A survey design was employed for the study with 245 students sampled for the study. The hypothesis was tested using the pearson product moment correlation (PPMC) at 0.05 level of signifance. Two instruments titled Measure of Students Self Concept (MOSSCO) and Students Perception of the Learning Environment in Mathematics (SPLEM) were developed and used to obtain data for the study. The result showed that there is a statistically significant relationship between perception of learning environment in Mathematics and the students self concept. Based on the findings it was concluded that the self concept of the learners plays an important role in students’ perception of their learning environment. Thus, it was recommended that teachers, parents and relevant stakeholders should employ relevant strategies that will improve the learning environment of Mathematics since this will boost the self concept of the student in their study of the subject.

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