Teachers’ Perception of The Relationship Between Social Emotional Behaviors and School Academic Performance Among Secondary School Students in Korogwe District, Tanzania

Rainas, Adamson (2017) Teachers’ Perception of The Relationship Between Social Emotional Behaviors and School Academic Performance Among Secondary School Students in Korogwe District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study aimed at exploring teachers’ perception of the relationship between social emotional behaviors and the school academic performance among secondary school students in Korogwe District, Tanzania. Also, it examined teachers’ perception of prevalence as well as indicators and characteristics of social emotional behaviors. The study adopted a quantitative research paradigm, whereby survey study research design was applied. Data were adopted using both open and closed ended questionnaires followed by descriptive analysis of quantitative data done through tabulation. The studies revealed that majority of teachers were able to identify the indicators and characteristics of social emotional behaviors. They also perceived that boys are more likely to exhibit externalizing behaviors leading to a great percentage with social emotional behaviors whereas girls exhibit internalizing behaviors and so becoming fewer in number compared to boys. Further, the study revealed that, there is a very close relationship between social emotional behaviors and school academic performance. The research concludes that social emotional behavior has a great impact to school academic performance. At this juncture, deliberate measures (including effective academic instruction such as phonological awareness, word identification, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension) for students with social emotional behaviors should be given first priority. The research recommends that policy should be set clear so that pre-service and in-service teachers get training on social emotional behaviors at colleges so as to gain skills on how to identify and deal with this group of learners.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2018 06:48
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2018 06:48
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1902

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