Self-Concept and Performance in Shorthand: A Case Study of Secretarial Students



This study sought to ascertain the effects of students’ self-concept of academic ability on their academic performance in shorthand. The respondents were mainly secretarial students. After giving a background to the study, research questions and corresponding research objectives were developed. Relevant literature was reviewed and a research methodology developed. The systematic random sampling was used and the research instrument was questionnaire. Analysis was carried out using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).The study discovered that, shorthand students have basic qualification for the study of the course and are self-motivated. The study concluded that, shorthand is an interesting course that motivates young people with requisite qualification. The study also elucidated that shorthand as a course be taught at pre-tertiary level and level 100 at the polytechnics.

DOI: 10.7176/NMMC/87-03

Publication date: January 31st 2020

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