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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part A (2018)

Fathers’ attachment styles and loneliness as predictors of academic achievement among secondary school students in Rivers state, Nigeria

Author(s)
Echendu Ihedi O, Onukwufor Jonathan N and Enerst-Ehibudu Ijeoma R
Abstract
Fathers’ attachment styles and loneliness as predictors of academic achievement among secondary school students in Rivers State, Nigeria was investigated. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided this study. The study design was correlational with a sample composed of 261females and 252malesin senior secondary one (SS1) students drawn using Taro Yamen formula. The multistage sampling technique was used to draw nine secondary schools out of 247 public secondary schools in Rivers State, Nigeria. Two adapted instruments were used namely: Father-child attachment subscale of Inventory of Parents and Peers Attachment (IPPA), and Social and Emotional Loneliness Scale (SELS). The instruments had a Cronbach Alpha of 0.78 for fathers’ attachment and 0.72 for loneliness scale. Data was analyzed using linear regression and one way ANOVA method to answer research questions and test hypotheses. The study revealed that attachment styles of fathers and loneliness predicted students’ academic achievement based on gender significantly. Recommendations were made that fathers should be vigilant about the behaviour of their children and should there be an observation of loneliness they should consult the counsellor.
Pages: 04-08  |  476 Views  22 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Echendu Ihedi O, Onukwufor Jonathan N, Enerst-Ehibudu Ijeoma R. Fathers’ attachment styles and loneliness as predictors of academic achievement among secondary school students in Rivers state, Nigeria. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(5):04-08.
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