Levels, Dimensions and Associated Factors of Self-regulation Behavior Among Adolescent Students: in Case of Ayer Tena Secondary School

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Addis Ababa University


The aim of this study was to examine adolescents’ self-regulation behavior. Development of self-regulation behavior is an important personal skill that one needs to develop in the course of transition from child hood to adult hood. This is practically because lack of self-regulation behavior would expose to various risks that would risk health and life. This research also examined age, gender, family structure, parental involvement, and socio- economic status on self-regulation behavior. Total of 211 adolescent students were selected as data source with comparable sex proportion. Scales (Socio-economic status, self-regulation and parental involvement scales) and self-constructed questionnaire were used to collect data. Data were analyzed using t-test, correlation, ONE way ANOVA and regression. The results of analysis revealed that: The levels and dimensions of self- regulation behavior are high among adolescents. Parental involvement significantly increased adolescents’ self-regulation behavior. Ages, Socio- economic status, Family structure (being intact and non-intact families) were not found to make significant difference, but there is a significant difference in gender towards self-regulation behavior. Parents and the school community will expect to build up and strengthen the adolescents’ self-regulation behavior



Ayer tena secondary school