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      Influence of School Physical Facilities on Academic Self-Concept in Informal Settlements in Kenya

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      African Journal of Empirical Research
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          The school environment plays a crucial role in shaping the academic self-concept of primary school learners. This study aimed to assess the influence of school physical facilities on the development of academic self-concept among the 9,536 primary school pupils in Kibra Sub-County, Nairobi. Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory provided the underpinning for this research. Employing a descriptive survey design, data was collected from a sample of 385 respondents selected through stratified and purposive sampling techniques. Questionnaires were used for learners in Class VII, while interviews were conducted with 35 head teachers and 35 teacher-counsellors. The study revealed that academic self-concept among pupils in informal settlement primary schools is adversely affected by inadequate physical facilities. Statistical analysis using SPSS 23 showed a Pearson's Product Moment Correlation coefficient (r = 0.728; p < 0.05) at the 0.05 level of significance, demonstrating a high degree of internal dependability in the collected data. In conclusion, the study highlights the detrimental impact of inadequate school physical facilities on the academic self-concept of learners in informal settlement primary schools. The findings offer valuable insights for the Ministry of Education to enhance the learning environment and enforce policies to create a child-friendly school environment.

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                Journal
                African Journal of Empirical Research
                AJERNET
                AJER Publishing
                2709-2607
                July 05 2023
                October 28 2023
                : 4
                : 2
                : 691-698
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                10.51867/ajernet.4.2.69
                1ab92dd7-43be-4012-bf66-e4f5079c21ee
                © 2023

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