n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Effects of goal-setting skills and peer-modeling on human capacity development : a study of SS11 students in Enugu State, Nigeria

Volume 5, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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This paper examines the effects of goal-setting skills and peer-modeling on Nigerian students' self-efficiency. 270 Senior Secondary 11 (SS11) students selected from three public secondary schools in Enugu, Agbani and Udi zones of Enugu State, Nigeria, were used. Data collected were analyzed using one way Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). Four new models - conceptual, systematic goal-setting with specific skills, peer-modeling and mathematical models - were developed to enhance the training on self-efficacy. Three research hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Descriptive survey and quasi-experimental pre-test, post-test control group designs were adopted for the study. The findings showed that goal setting skills and peer-modeling improved participants' self-efficacy. The research is an attempt to address the growing interest in the investigative study on the declining standard of education in Nigeria. It is expected that this study should give more visibility and perhaps suggest the best way to overcome students' low level of self-efficacy which has become a source of concern to parents, students, teachers and the society at large.

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