Gender Differences in Academic Resilience and Academic Achievement among Secondary School Students in Kiambu County, Kenya
Mwangi, Cecilia Nyambura
Ireri, Anthony Muriithi
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This study sought to establish the gender differences in academic resilience and academic achievement among secondary school students in Kiambu County. The study adopted a descriptive co relational design. A sample of 390 from three students was used. A demographic form and the California Healthy Kids Survey-Module B version were employed in data collection. It was hypothesized that there were no significant mean differences in academic resilience given student’s gender. This was tested using the independent samples t-test. Significant gender differences in mean academic resilience scores were found in favor of girls (t =1.97, df = 388, p =.05). It was recommended that appropriate intervention programmers that target boys be put in place in order to optimize their academic resilience and functioning.