MORAL VALUES ORIENTATION AND STUDENTS’ INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP IN CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA

Christian Eke Kalu, Uchenna Egodi Ajake

Abstract


The study investigated the influence of moral values on secondary school students’ interpersonal relationship in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. The design adopted was causal comparative design. One research question and hypothesis was posed to guide the study. A total of nine hundred and fifty-seven (957) students were drawn from multi-stage sampling procedure. The instrument for data collection was Moral Values Orientation Scale and Interpersonal Relationship Questionnaire (MVOSAIRQ). The instrument was validated by Three (3) experts in Educational Psychology and Measurement and Evaluation respectively. Cronbach Alpha reliability estimate was used to determine the internal consistency, ranging from 0.6 to 0.86. The data were analyzed with One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The result revealed that moral values orientation has significant influence on interpersonal relationship among secondary school students. Based on the findings, it was recommended that Parents, teachers and significant others should teach and inculcate moral values orientation to enhance effective interpersonal relationship among secondary school students.

Keywords: secondary school students, undergraduate students, social relations, interpersonal relationship, examination malpractice, moral values, teacher’s beliefs, students’ perceptions, beliefs, etc.


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