Adjustment Capabilities of Nursery and Home-Schooled Children in Primary School

Dr Bodisere Juliet Teibowei


This study assessed and compared the adjustment capabilities of Nursery and Home- Schooled Children in Primary School and its implication for counselling. The purpose of the study was to determine the adjustment capabilities of Nursery and Home-schooled children in primary schooling in Bayelsa State. Three research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. Design for the study was a cross-sectional survey design. The sample for the study comprised of 200 participants consisting of 10 teachers, 100 pupils and 90 parents from ten schools. Instrument for data collection was a researcher designed questionnaire titled: Adjustment Capabilities Index Questionnaire (ACIQ). Descriptive statistics was used to answer research questions while hypotheses were tested using t-test.  The findings, amongst others, showed that there was difference between social adjustment capabilities of nursery and home-schooled children in primary school; significant difference exists on psychological adjustment, while there was no significant difference in academic achievement between nursery and home-schooled children in primary school. Based on the findings, it was recommended, amongst others, that parents, teachers and other educators should make proper arrangements and provisions for both the Nursery and Home-schooled children to be able to adjust positively in primary school.

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