SELECTION OF SUBJECTS AS CORRELATE OF THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL IN IMO STATE

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SELECTION OF SUBJECTS AS CORRELATE OF THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL IN IMO STATE

Abstract

In this study, the researcher investigated Selection of Subjects as Correlate of the Academic Achievement of Students in Public Secondary School in Imo State. The descriptive research design was adopted for the study. Four research questions and four hypotheses were adopted to guide the study. The population of the study consisted of 19,550 students in the study area while the sample size of the study was 582 students chosen through the proportionate random sampling. The instrument that was used to collect responses from respondents was the, “Selection of Subjects as Correlate of the Academic Achievement of Students in Public Secondary School in Imo State Questionnaire, (SSCAASPSSISQ)”. The instrument was validated by three experts, two from the Department of Educational Management and Policy and one from the Department of Educational Foundations, all in the Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The instrument was divided into four sections with an average correlational value of 0.88 which was high enough for the instrument to be reliable for the study. The reliability of instrument was obtained through a pilot-testing and analysis by cronbach alpha. Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used to answer the research questions and test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. For the purpose of analysis, each of the item was weighted and scored as Strongly Agreed (SA) = 4points, Agreed (A) = 3points, Disagreed (D) = 2points and Strongly Disagreed (SD) = 1point. In testing the hypotheses, when p-value was less than 0.05 (p < 0.05), the null-hypothesis was rejected but if otherwise, it was accepted. The finding of the study among others is that most students choose subjects wrongly and this has affected the quality of their academic achievement. It was then recommended that, school authorities should organize seminars to teach students how to select subjects correctly.

In this study, the researcher investigated Selection of Subjects as Correlate of the Academic Achievement of Students in Public Secondary School in Imo State. The descriptive research design was adopted for the study. Four research questions and four hypotheses were adopted to guide the study. The population of the study consisted of 19,550 students in the study area while the sample size of the study was 582 students chosen through the proportionate random sampling. The instrument that was used to collect responses from respondents was the, “Selection of Subjects as Correlate of the Academic Achievement of Students in Public Secondary School in Imo State Questionnaire, (SSCAASPSSISQ)”. The instrument was validated by three experts, two from the Department of Educational Management and Policy and one from the Department of Educational Foundations, all in the Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The instrument was divided into four sections with an average correlational value of 0.88 which was high enough for the instrument to be reliable for the study. The reliability of instrument was obtained through a pilot-testing and analysis by cronbach alpha. Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used to answer the research questions and test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. For the purpose of analysis, each of the item was weighted and scored as Strongly Agreed (SA) = 4points, Agreed (A) = 3points, Disagreed (D) = 2points and Strongly Disagreed (SD) = 1point. In testing the hypotheses, when p-value was less than 0.05 (p < 0.05), the null-hypothesis was rejected but if otherwise, it was accepted. The finding of the study among others is that most students choose subjects wrongly and this has affected the quality of their academic achievement. It was then recommended that, school authorities should organize seminars to teach students how to select subjects correctly. Selection of Students, Correlate, Academic Achievement, Public Secondary Schools.

TABLE CONTENTS

Title Page———i

Certification——–ii

Dedication———iii

Acknowledgement——-iv

Abstract ———vi

Table of Content——–vii

 

Chapter One

1.0 Introduction ——-1

1.1. Statement of Problem——4

1.2 Purpose of the Study——5

1.3 Significance of Study——8

1.4 Limitation——–9

1.5 Scope of Study——-11

 

Chapter Two

2.0 Review of Related Literature —-12

2.6. Summary of Literature Review—- 19

 

Chapter Three

3.0 Research Methodology and Procedure—22

3.1 Population ——–22

3.2 Sample and Sampling Technique—-22

3.3 Validation of the Instrument —-23

3.4 Reliability of the Instrument —–23

3.5 Data Analysis——-23

 

Chapter Four

4.0 Presentation and Discussion of Result—24

4.1 Analysis and interpretaion of Data—25

4.2 Discussion of Results——38

 

Chapter Five

5.0. Summary, Conclusion, and Recommendation –40

5.1 Summary——–40

5.2 Conclusion——–41

5.3 Recommendation——42

References ———45

Appendix 1——–47

Appendix ———50

SELECTION OF SUBJECTS AS CORRELATE OF THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL IN IMO STATE

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