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Relationship between Self-Efficacy Belief and Academic Achievement of Distance Learners in National Teachers Institute (NTI) Adamawa State, Nigeria


  • Yusufu Gana Balami

    (Reader, Department of Continuing Education and Extension Services, Faculty of Education, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B. 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria)


This study assessed relationship between self-efficacy and academic achievement of National Teachers Institute (NTI) Nigeria Certificate in Education distance learners in Adamawa State, Nigeria. The study tested one hypothesis: There is no significant relationship between self efficacy belief and academic achievement of learners. All NCE learners of Adamawa State NTI distance learning centres for 2011/2012 academic session with a total of seven hundred and sixty eight (768) students were used as the population while 636 distance learners who returned their questionnaire formed the sample for the study. Two types of instruments were used for data collection in this study. They were the Learners Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (LSQ) and Achievement Data Format (ACDF). The ACDF contains Grade Points of each candidate for the end of semester examinations. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used for testing the hypothesis. The study revealed that there was no significant relationship between learners’ self-efficacy and academic achievement.

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  • Yusufu Gana Balami, 2015. "Relationship between Self-Efficacy Belief and Academic Achievement of Distance Learners in National Teachers Institute (NTI) Adamawa State, Nigeria," International Journal of Education and Practice, Conscientia Beam, vol. 3(2), pages 80-84.
  • Handle: RePEc:pkp:ijoeap:2015:p:80-84

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