Study Behaviour and Students’ Achievement in Selected Science Subjects Amongst Secondary School in Anambra State, Nigeria
Keywords:Study behavior, Achievement, Science subjects
The need to improve the performance of students in selected science subjects necessitated this study. Study behaviour are learning tendencies that influence performance either positively or negatively. The study investigated the study behaviour of secondary school students in relation to their achievement in selected science subjects (biology, chemistry and computer studies). The study adopted correlational descriptive research design. The population comprised of all science students in senior secondary schools in Anambra State. Purposive sampling technique was used to select senior secondary two (SS2) students because they have been exposed to selected science subjects and they are not examination class. Simple random sampling balloting without replacement was used to select one hundred and eighty (180) science students in senior secondary two (SS2) schools drawn from two educational zones were biology, chemistry and computer studies are offered in external examination in the state. The population also constituted the sample. Two instruments were used for data collection- a study behaviour inventory and the second was the test scores of students in the respective science subjects from their second term examination results. Mean and standard deviation were used for analysis. The results revealed that students have good study behaviour with reference to all the study behavior examined. It was recommended amongst others that teachers should adopt teaching strategies that will promote students’ meaningful learning of science subjects.
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