Self Esteem, creativity and academic achievement among Secondary school students
Luyimbazi, Nambi Nusura
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The study aimed at finding out the relationship between self-esteem, creativity and academic achievement among secondary school students. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey design. Simple random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 60 respondents from the population. Data was collected from respondents using self-administered standard questionnaires and through entering fully filled questionnaires into computer software program called Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 23, data was analyzed. Results from Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (r) indicated that there is a significant positive relationship between self-esteem and creativity; there was no significant relationship between self-esteem and academic achievement.Accordingly, there was a significant positive relationship between creativity and academic achievement.Based on these findings it can be recommended that, policy makers, and administrators should provide separate courses which are related to creative thinking. Curriculum should be modified in order to provide classes which cause students think creatively about topics through recognizing, understanding, and analyzing the knowledge in new environments.