International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research
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Self-Motivation and Study Ethics as Predictors of Undergraduate Students’Academic Achievement in a Nigerian University

Jumoke I. Oladele1
1Department of Science and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, 2006, South Africa
*Correspondence: Jumoke I. Oladele, Department of Science and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, 2006, South Africa (Email:


Abstract: The aim of the study was to examine self-motivation and study ethics as predictors of academic achievement among undergraduates in a Nigerian University. The study employed the correlation research design in the quantitative approach. Purposive sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 320 students out of which 228 students consented and participated in the study. The instrument for the study was a researcher designed questionnaire which was piloted and subjected to a test of internal consistency, using Cronbach's alpha reliability analysis, and the overall reliability coefficients of 0.887 was obtained. The questionnaire was administered to the respondents through online mode using Google form. The data was gathered within a period of two (2) weeks. A WhatsApp research group was created through which the google form link was shared for effective dissemination. Data was collected was analyzed using descriptive statistic of frequency and percentage to present the respondents demographic information of respondents while mean and standard deviations was used to answer research questions The study hypothesis was tested using multiple regression using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) 29.0. The study findings revealed that self-motivation significantly predicted students’ academic performance based on which a conclusion was reached.
Keywords: Academic Performance, Self-Motivation, Study Ethics, Undergraduates

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Oladele, J.I. (2023). Self-Motivation and Study Ethics as Predictors of Undergraduate Students’ Academic Achievement in a Nigerian University. International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research, 2(2), 1-16.