Teacher’s Influence on Scholastic Motivation of Adolescents in Secondary Schools in Enugu State

Dr Eberechukwu Francisca Chigbu, Dr Peter Ndubuisi Chukwu, & Patience Nwobodo


This study determined teacher’s influence on scholastic motivation of adolescents in Enugu State, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey design with a sample of 400 senior secondary school I (SSSI) students drawn through simple random sampling technique from ten schools. The instrument used for data collection was the Constituents of Scholastic Motivation of Secondary School Students (CSMSSS). An internal consistency coefficient of 0.70 was obtained for the instrument using Chronbach Alpha Method. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while t-test statistics was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The results revealed that adolescents can be motivated scholastically by their teachers. The findings also revealed that allowing adolescents to participate in activities like recording class work, explaining things or concepts to their classmates and conducting assembly among others, boosts their self-esteem and motivates them scholastically. It is recommended, among others, that seminars, conferences and workshops should be organized for teachers by school counsellors to acquaint them with new and appropriate methods for scholastic motivation of adolescents.

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