Relationship between Academic Resilience and Academic Achievement among Secondary School Students in Kiambu County, Kenya
Mwangi CN*, Okatcha FM, Kinai TK and Ireri AM
Department of Educational Psychology, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
- *Corresponding Author:
- Cecilia Nyambura Mwangi
Department of Educational Psychology
Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 27, 2015 Accepted: September 14, 2015 Published: September 30, 2015
Citation: Mwangi CN, Okatcha FM, Kinai TK, Ireri AM (2015) Relationship between Academic Resilience and Academic Achievement among Secondary School Students in Kiambu County, Kenya. Int J Sch Cog Psychol S2:003. doi:10.4172/2469-9837.S2-003
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This study sought to establish the relationship between academic resilience and academic achievement among secondary school students in Kiambu County. A descriptive correlational design was adopted. The sample comprised of 390 form three students. Data were collected using a demographic form and the California Healthy Kids Survey-Module B, 2007 version. Academic achievement was inferred from the school performance records. The main data analysis techniques were Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and regression analysis. Findings revealed a positive and significant relationship between academic resilience and academic achievement (r (388)=0.68, p<0.05). The findings are discussed and implications for practice and further research given.