Some antisocial variables on academic performance of elementary school pupils with hearing impairment and articulation disorders in Lagos state, Nigeria


Olukorede Odunjo Osatuyi
Adelayo Christianah Babarinde
Abolaji Jolaade Lala
Taiwo Monsuru Akangbe


Introduction: Developing expressive language skills requires extensive and additional care to guarantee a worthy collection of words, to acquire attentive listening skills, to speak confidently and clearly. Speaking is an important communication skill significant and fundamental to children's intellectual, social, and emotional development.

Purpose: The study purposely examined some antisocial variables on academic performance of elementary school pupils with hearing impairment and articulation disorders in Lagos State.

Methodology: The study adopted survey design in which 120 elementary pupils from twelve government primary schools across all three senatorial district in Lagos state. The instruments that were used for the study were adapted scales and formulated questionnaire with internal consistency 0.78. Four research hypotheses were formulated. These were tested statistically through the use of chi-square statistical methods. 

Result: The study revealed that there is significant influence of antisocial variables (self esteem and truancy) on academic performance of elementary school pupils with articulation disorder in Lagos State. The study also revealed that there is a significant influence of self esteem on academic performance of elementary school pupils with articulation disorder.

Conclusion and Recommendations: Based on these findings, it was recommended among others that teachers, parents or legal custodians should be mindful of the effects that articulation disorder wields over self-esteem which is the incentive for success, continue stay in school and academic performance.


How to Cite
Osatuyi, O. O., Babarinde, A. C., Lala, A. J., & Akangbe, T. M. (2023). Some antisocial variables on academic performance of elementary school pupils with hearing impairment and articulation disorders in Lagos state, Nigeria. Journal of Educational Research in Developing Areas, 4(1), 25-38.


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