n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Anxiety and adaptive behaviour of fresh students : a case study of Covenant University Ota, Ogun State

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



The study investigated the relationship between anxiety level and adaptive behaviour of one hundred and fifty randomly selected fresh students of Covenant University. There were a total of seventy-five (75) males with mean age of 17.59 and SD = 1.54 and seventy-five (75) females with mean age of 17.24 and SD = 1.51 that participated in the study. The findings of the study revealed that there was a negative relationship between fresh male student's level of anxiety and their adaptive behaviour, r = -0.44, P<0.05 and fresh female students level of anxiety and their adaptive behaviour, r = -0.52, P<0.05. The study further showed that there is a significant negative relationship between anxiety level and the adaptive behaviour of fresh students, r = -0.24, P<0.05.

The implications of the findings reiterate that the higher the level of anxiety, the lower the adaptive behaviour students exhibit in new environments and situations.

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