Self Esteem Among Private and Public Secondary Schools Students in Rivers State: Implications for Counseling
Eremie MD* and Chikweru AE
Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Technical and Science Education, University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
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- Eremie MD
Department of Educational Foundations
Faculty of Technical and Science Education
University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt
Rivers State, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 13, 2015 Accepted Date: August 20, 2015 Published Date: August 29, 2015
Citation: Eremie MD, Chikweru AE (2015) Self Esteem Among Private and Public Secondary Schools Students in Rivers State: Implications for Counseling. Arabian J Bus Manag Review 5:159.
Copyright: © 2015 Eremie MD, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The study investigated self-esteem among private and public secondary school students in Rivers State. The study used simple random sampling method to select 200 SS1 students from 3 private and 3 public schools, all in Port Harcourt municipality. The “Students Self Esteem Scale” (SSES) was use for collection of data for the study. Test-retest method was used to determine the reliability of the instrument. Reliability coefficient of 0.78 obtained. The t-test statistics was used to test two null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Null hypotheses one and two were rejected, meaning that private school students, both male and female demonstrated high self-esteem, while public schools students demonstrated low self-esteem. Based on the findings of the study, four recommendations were made for effective implementations.