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Title: Effescts of Commuting Stress on the Students' Academic Performance in Secondary Schools in Nairobi City Centra Business District in Kenyal
Other Titles: Effescts of Commuting Stress on the Students' Academic Performance in Secondary Schools in Nairobi City Centra Business District in Kenyal
Authors: Ajwang, Ronald,Otieno
Keywords: Commuting Stress
Stress
Issue Date: May-2013
Publisher: Egerton University
Abstract: Concern has been raised by education stakeholders in Kenya on the consistent poor academic performance among secondary school students in NCCBD in KCSE. The influence of commuting stress on the studarts’ academic performance had not been undastood. The purpose of this study was to establish the elfects of commuting stress on the academic performance of secondary school students in NCCBD. Navoca, Stokols and Milanes (1990) commuting stress theory of impedance guided the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The target population of this study was all the 1607 students in the six day secondary schools in NCCBD. A sample of 161 students distributed proportionately to the six schools was selected using systematic sampling and studied. Data was collected using a structured student questionnaire. The instrument was reviewed for validity by three lecturers fiom the department of psychology, counseling and educational foundations of Egenon University and also piloted. Test re -test method was used to estimate instrument reliability. The instrument attained a reliability coefficient of 0.85. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The study established tension and anxiety, fatigue and fi'ustrat:ion fiom commuting do not pose health risks to NCCBD secondary schools and do not impair the students’ memory, concentration or discipline. The study recommended that school administrators and teacher counselors in NCCBD secondary schools should incorporate commuting stress management techniques in their guidance and counseling programs to enable the students manage commuting stress The study suggested that further research should be conducted to establish why majority of studarts in NCCBD day secondary schools continue to perform poorly in academics.
URI: http://41.89.96.81:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/3915
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