Self-Efficacy as A Determinant of Academic Resilience among Postgraduate Students
Keywords:Academic Resilience, Self-efficacy, Postgraduate Studies
Academic resilience is a vital measure of training and performance which in turn help students in accomplishing great instructive results notwithstanding the circumstances. It is widely believed that previous success raises self-efficacy and belief in one’s abilities and thus leading to resilience. Our study investigated the level of academic resilience among postgraduate students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and examined the extent to which postgraduate students’ self-efficacy could determine their academic resilience. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population of the study comprised all postgraduate students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. The sample consisted of 581 postgraduate students who were selected using the multistage sampling procedure. Two research instruments: Academic Resilience Scale (ARS) and General Selfefficacy (GSE) were used to elicit information from the students. Percentages and linear regression were used to analyse the data. The results showed that 22.9%, 62.8%, 14.3% of postgraduate students of Obafemi Awolowo University demonstrated low, moderate, and high levels of academic resilience respectively. The results also showed that self-efficacy significantly influenced academic resilience of postgraduate students at (β = 0.244, F= 34.73, p<0.05). The study concluded that self-efficacy was capable of enhancing academic resilience of postgraduate students in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.