Relationship among Teachers’ Physical Abuse, Emotional and Academic Adjustments of Secondary School Students in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria

Dr Hadiza Muhammad Bello & Dr Yahaya Bello Babamba


The study investigates relationship among teachers’ physical abuse, emotional and academic adjustments of secondary school students in Giwa Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, Nigeria. Correlational designed was used for the study. Sample size of one hundred and thirty (130) abused students was drawn from two public schools in Giwa LGA of Kaduna State, Nigeria. Hypotheses formulated for the study were tested with Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). Results showed that all the hypotheses were rejected. The results of the study indicated that teachers’ physical abuse has significant negative relationship with emotional adjustment and academic adjustment of students in secondary school. It was therefore recommended, among others, that educational psychologists and school counselors should continuously sensitize teachers on the need to desist from physical abuse because of the negative effect it has on the emotional and academic adjustment of students.

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