Investigating the causal relationship between Self Beliefs and Automatic Thoughts in Adolescents’ Success Aspiration
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The study investigated the correlation between self beliefs and automatic thoughts in adolescents\' success aspirations in Lagos, Nigeria. A sample of 180 students randomly selected from nine secondary schools comprising of 90 males and 90 females was used. Questionnaire was employed to generate data for the study. This study also investigated the current state of the influence of gender schema on adolescents\' success aspiration. Data collected were analyzed with the use of ANCOVA and Pearson correlation coefficient. Results obtained indicated a significant effect of self defeating beliefs and negative automatic thoughts in success aspiration as a result of poor success expectancy.
Self belief , Automatic thought , Gender schema , Success expectancy , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Nwadinigwe, I.P. & Longe, O.O. (2008). Investigating the causal relationship between Self Beliefs and Automatic Thoughts in Adolescents’ Success Aspiration. International Journal of Educational Research, 4(1): pp. 37-46.