The study investigated the level of academic resilience among postgraduate students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and examined the extent to which postgraduate studentsâ€™ self-efficacy could determine their academic resilience.
The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The population of the study comprised all postgraduate students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. The sample consisted of 581 postgraduate students who were selected using multistage sampling procedure. Six faculties were selected using simple random sampling; five departments were selected from each of the selected faculties using purposive sampling technique based on the availability of postgraduate students. Twenty students were selected from each of the departments using convenience sampling technique. Two research instruments were adapted. These are Academic Resilience Scale (ARS), and General Self-efficacy (GSE) which were used to elicit information from the students. Percentages and linear regression were used to analyse the data.
The results showed that 22.9%, 62.8%, 14.3% of postgraduate students of Obafemi Awolowo University demonstrated low, moderate, and high levels of academic resilience respectively. The results also showed that self-efficacy significantly influenced academic resilience of postgraduate students at (Î² = 0.244, F= 34.727, p<0.05). The study concluded that self-efficacy was capable of enhancing academic resilience of postgraduate students in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Keywords: Academic, Academic Resilience, Self-efficacy, Postgraduate Students