Full Length Research Paper
Development and validation of academic-success barrier battery
Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
Received 21 August, 2010; Accepted 29 October, 2010
The paper discussed the scientific processes for the development and validation of the Academic-Success Barrier Battery (ASB2) for measuring and remediating students’ self created obstacles to their academic-success. The sample for the study was 1,200 randomly selected secondary school-going adolescents in Nigeria, comprising males and females. Their ages ranged between 12 and 21years, with a mean of 16.5years. The internal consistency for the 14 subscales ranged between .6600 and .8770, while the Cronbach alpha (a) was between .7709 and .9317 for the subscales; and the coefficient of the full scale was .7975. The significant inter-factor correlation coefficient obtained attested to the construct validity of the scales. The relevance of the inventory to psychologists, school counselors, all kinds of researchers and other stakeholders were discussed.
Keywords: Academic-Success, battery, reliability, validity, internal consistency.