UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES’ FEAR OF UNEMPLOYMENT AS A CORRELATE OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS.

AUTHOR: MUOJEKE EDITH NNEKA

DEPARTMENT:  GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING

AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA

This study aimed at establishing relationship between fear of unemployment by University undergraduates, and their academic achievements. Six research questions and four null hypotheses guided the study. Two Faculties were randomly chosen from the existing eleven Faculties in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. From these, a sample of 841 students was used for the study. Structured questionnaire on fear of unemployment of university undergraduates (FUUUS), and their second year first semester faculty wide courses results were used. The instrument was duly validated and used for the study. The reliability level was r = 0.68 using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. Analysis Aggregate scores and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient Analysis were used for analyzing the research questions while t-test of correlation was used for testing the null hypotheses. The following results were obtained. There were moderate levels of fear of unemployment among the students of Faculties of arts and Natural Sciences. Majority of the students performed well in the second year first semester faculty-wide courses in the Faculties of Arts and Natural Sciences. There was high positive relationship of 0.67 existing between students’ academic achievements and their levels of fear of unemployment in the Faculty of Arts. There was high positive relationship of 0.71 existing between students’ academic achievement and their levels of fear of unemployment in the Faculty of Natural Sciences. There was significant difference in the levels of fear of unemployment of students in the Faculty of Arts. There was a significant difference in the levels of fear of unemployment of students in the Faculty of Natural Sciences. There was significant difference in the levels of fear of unemployment of male and female students in the Faculties. There was a significant difference between Faculty of Arts students’ levels of fear .of unemployment and their academic achievements. These findings were discussed and suggestions made for further researches.

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