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Self-efficacy, teachers competence and attitude as a correlate of academic performance of students with hearing impairment in Oyo metropolis

 Department: Education  
 By: usericon Badams30  

 Project ID: 7176
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This study investigates self-efficacy, teachers'' competence and attitude as a correlate of the academic performance of students with hearing impairment in Oyo Metropolis. The study employed a survey research design. The population of the study consisted of 50 respondents, 23 females and 27 male students with hearing impairment from SSS One, SSS Two and SSS Three Classes in some selected secondary schools in Oyo Metropolis. Five research questions were raised and answered. Descriptive statistics and mean scores were employed to answer the research questions. A questionnaire containing 26 items was designed and used for data collection. The result obtained indicates that self-efficacy, teachers’ competence and attitude have an effect on the academic performance of students with hearing impairment. Negative attitude of the teachers will not make students with hearing impairment enjoy education and they may be filled with fear. Based on the findings, it is recommended that the government should employ more qualified special teachers. Also, there should be the development of tailored self-efficacy enhancement programmes that focus on building students’ confidence, self-belief, and resilience these programmes should incorporate strategies such as goal-setting, positive talk, and self-assessment, helping students with hearing impairment overcome challenges and achieve their academic goals. Finally, there should be well-designed teachers’ training and professional development programmes that will emphasize effective teaching strategies and communication techniques. Keywords: Self-efficacy, Teachers’ competency, Teachers’ attitude, Academic performance, Students with hearing impairment Word Count: 232...
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