Motivation, stress, anxiety and emotions as predictors of academic boredom among degree students of National Teachers’ Institute Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria
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This study examined the relationship between motivation, stress, anxiety and emotions as predictors of academic boredom among degree students of National Teachers’ Institute Osogbo, Osun State. The respondents of this study were 310, Fresh and Second year students. The study adopted descriptive research design of cross sectional type. Four research instruments were utilized for data collection. They are; - i Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale, ii Academic Motivation Scale (AMS), iii Academic Boredom Scale (ABS) and iv Academic Emotions Questionnaire (AEQ). Three research questions were raised and answered in this study. Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) and Multiple Regression Analysis was the statistical tool used for analyzing the data collected. The result obtained from the descriptive statistics and intercorrelations among the study variables indicates that academic boredom correlated with anxiety, motivation, emotion and stress. Also the independent variables had joint significant relationship with academic boredom. In order of magnitude motivation was the most potent predictor of academic boredom. Suggestions were made on how stakeholders in education can design educational programmers, structure work environments, counsel clients and manage individual’s day-to-day live events in order to reduce academic boredom in all categories of learners.
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