ASSESSMENT OF COPING STRATEGIES OF STUDENT NURSING MOTHERS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS AND THEIR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN NORTH-WEST, NIGERIA
USMAN Abdu Ladi
The study centred on assessment of coping strategies of student nursing mothers in tertiary institutions and their academic performance in north-west. The researcher identified two research questions and hypotheses among which include to identify the challenges faced by student nursing mothers in tertiary institutions. To find out how student nursing mothers cope with the challenges. What are the challenges confronting students nursing mothers in academic activities, child care, and economic situation? How do students nursing mothers cope with these challenges? There is no significant difference on the challenges confronting student nursing mothers in academic activities, child care, and economic situation. There is no significant difference on the remedies of student nursing mothers in coping challenges. Ex-post Facto design was used. The population of the study comprised of all student nursing mothers in the tertiary institution the total population is six thousand and thirty five (6,035). Purposive samples were used to sample seven hundred students in the Colleges of Education. The findings showed that there are significant challenges confronting nursing mothers in the academic activities in the tertiary in institutions, in North West. Finding also showed that there are significant strategies for student nursing mothers in coping to academic activities in tertiary institutions in the North West. The study conclude that student nursing mothers in the pursuit of academic activities in the tertiary institutions face significant challenges and there quite many ways of remedies that student nursing mothers can use in order to cope with these challenges in academic activities, child care and economic situation. The study recommend among include, out of many challenges confronting student nursing mothers in their academic activities and economic situation family members, pare/its, neighbors.