Self-Esteem of Agriculture Students at the University of Ibadan and the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria

  • Idris Olabode Badiru University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • Funmilola Omolola Oguntala University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • Mohammed Kabiru Sanusi Nigerian Institute For Oil palm Research (NIFOR) Date palm Sub-station, Dutse, Jigawa State.

Abstract

Abstract
The study investigated self-esteem of Agriculture students of Conventional and agriculture based Universities in Southwestern, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select 117 and 124 students for the study in Conventional University and Agriculture based University respectively. A structured questionnaire was used in data collection and analysed with percentages, Chi-square, PPMC and independent t-test at p≤0.05.
The mean age of the students in Conventional University (UI) and Agriculture based University (FUNAAB) were 21.9 ± 2.7 years and 21.9 ± 2.6 years respectively. The students from UI preferred Medicine (=1.14), had unfavourable perception (87.2%) towards Agriculture and low self-esteem (85.5%) while students from FUNAAB preferred Agriculture (=1.48), had favourable perception (82.7%) towards Agriculture and high self-esteem (89.5%). Self-esteem is significantly related to family structure and preferred course of study in UI while gender and perception towards Agriculture is significantly related to self-esteem of students in FUNAAB. There is significant difference between self-esteem of students in UI and FUNAAB and between 100 level and 500 level students in UI. The study recommended that course Advisers and Councilors in schools should prioritise and promote careers and opportunities in Agriculture to make it popular, attractive and create awareness on the potentials in Agriculture.

Author Biographies

Idris Olabode Badiru, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Funmilola Omolola Oguntala, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Mohammed Kabiru Sanusi, Nigerian Institute For Oil palm Research (NIFOR) Date palm Sub-station, Dutse, Jigawa State.
NIFOR, Date palm Sub-station, Dutse. Senior Rsearch Officer.
Published
2021-10-26
How to Cite
BADIRU, Idris Olabode; OGUNTALA, Funmilola Omolola; SANUSI, Mohammed Kabiru. Self-Esteem of Agriculture Students at the University of Ibadan and the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Extension, [S.l.], v. 25, n. 4, p. 1-15, oct. 2021. ISSN 2408-6851. Available at: <https://journal.aesonnigeria.org/index.php/jae/article/view/2820>. Date accessed: 16 jan. 2022.
Section
General Extension and Teaching Methods