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Self-Confidence as Correlate of Senior Secondary School Students’ Academic Performance in English Language (Published)

The study investigated self-confidence as correlates of senior secondary school students’ academic performance in English language in Dutsin-Ma Local Government Area. Descriptive survey research was used for this study. The population for this study consisted of three thousand and twenty-six senior secondary two students. The researcher used purposive sampling technique to select one hundred and twenty-four senior secondary school two students for the study. Self-confidence Inventory (SCI) and English Language Performance Test (ELPT) were used for data collection with reliability coefficient of 0.87 and 0.90 for SCI and ELPT respectively. Data collected were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation and t-test statistics. Findings of the study showed that there is significant relationship between no significant relationship between self-confidence and academic performance of senior secondary school students in English Language (r = .498**, p ˂ 0.05) but there is no significant difference in the self-confidence (t = .661; df = 122; p > 0.05) and academic performance (t = -1.248; df = 122; p > 0.05) of senior secondary school students in Dutsin-Ma Local Government Area of Katsina State, Nigeria based on gender. It was recommended that secondary school management should encourage their students to prepare for the examinations in advance so that they will develop self-confidence which will improve their academic performance in English language.

Citation: Olutola, A.T., Adamu, D. R. and Okonkwo, C.O. (2023) Self-Confidence as Correlate of Senior Secondary School Students’ Academic Performance in English Language, British Journal of Education, Vol.11, Issue 3, 76-85

Keywords: : Academic Performance, English Language, Self-confidence, secondary school students

Investigation into Secondary School Students Attitude to Science in North Central, Nigeria (Published)

This study is an investigation into the attitudes secondary school students towards Science in the North Central Geo-political Zone, Nigeria. In this study, One thousand, six hundred and sixty three (1,663) students consisting of 963 Males and 700 Females, 900 Christians and 763 Moslems were selected from 6 states in the North Central Geopolitical Zone. A stratified random sampling method was adopted in arriving at the sample. The researchers through this method ensured that both urban and rural schools were represented, as well as single sex and co-educational schools to take care of the gender variable. The study was guided    by a research question and hypothesis and the findings showed that 84.25% of the students has a positive attitude towards science and that gender has no influence on students’ attitude towards science in the north central, geopolitical Zone, Nigeria. The educational implications based on the findings were discussed and a number of recommendations were presented.

Keywords: Attitudes, Science, secondary school students

Investigation into Secondary School Students Attitude to Science in North Central, Nigeria (Published)

This study is an investigation into the attitudes secondary school students towards Science in the North Central Geo-political Zone, Nigeria. In this study, One thousand, six hundred and sixty three (1,663) students consisting of 963 Males and 700 Females, 900 Christians and 763 Moslems were selected from 6 states in the North Central Geopolitical Zone. A stratified random sampling method was adopted in arriving at the sample. The researchers through this method ensured that both urban and rural schools were represented, as well as single sex and co-educational schools to take care of the gender variable. The study was guided by a research question and hypothesis and the findings showed that 84.25% of the students has a positive attitude towards science and that gender has no influence on students’ attitude towards science in the north central, geopolitical Zone, Nigeria. The educational implications based on the findings were discussed and a number of recommendations were presented.

Keywords: Attitudes, Science, secondary school students

Effect of Self-Instruction Technique on Secondary School Students’ Low Self-Esteem in Orlu Education Zone, Imo State (Published)

Self-esteem is the basis for all motivated behaviour through interaction with the environment for students, especially those in the secondary schools. This study investigated the effect of self-instruction technique on secondary school students’ low self-esteem in Orlu Education Zone, Imo state. The study is a quasi-experimental research which adopted a pre-test, post-test, control research design. One research question guided the study while one null hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance. A sample size of 110 SS 1 secondary school students were purposively sampled from two highest determined schools with students identified with low self-esteem. The instrument for data collection was Index of Self-esteem which was developed by Hudson in 1982 but revalidated and used in Nigeria by Onighaiye (1996). The data collected was analyzed using mean scores for the research question while ANCOVA was used in testing the null hypothesis. The mean score norm of 31.47 for students provided in the instrument’s manual guided the decision. The findings of the study revealed among others that self-instruction technique was effective in enhancing the students’ low self-esteem. Based on the findings and implications of the study, the researcher recommends that programmes on self-instruction technique and self-esteem enhancement designed by counselling psychologists and sponsored by non-governmental organizations and the government should be encouraged to enhance students’ low self-esteem.

Keywords: low self-esteem, secondary school students, self-instruction technique

Simulation Approach of Developing the Concept of Simultaneous Equations to Secondary School Students (Published)

This paper raised observations concerning the identified gap between the way secondary school teachers teach word problems involving simultaneous equations and best practices in mathematics teaching. The method of teaching the topic by teachers using the algorithm approach with the methods of substitution and elimination was found to be insufficient, and may not allow students to excel. Alternative approach of simulation was used on type A and type B word problems leading to simultaneous equations. The three stages of cognitive development of the learner which are categorised as the enactive, the iconic and the symbolic were presented with specific examples. Based on the conclusions of the paper the simulation approach of teaching word problems leading to simultaneous equations was recommended to secondary school teachers.

Keywords: Simulation Approach, Simultaneous Equations, secondary school students

Teaching Metacognitive Skills for the Promotion of Self-Regulated Learning among Secondary School Students in Nigeria (Published)

The dwindling good performances of students in both private and public examinations call for a serious concern among every individual especially the stakeholders in the education sector. More worrisome is the yearly poor performances of students in public examinations in all subjects. The remedy for this situation is by employing the metacognitive skills. The students need to be taught the metacognitive skills to help them regulate their learning. Metacognition is higher order level of thinking that aids learning. The three skills involved in metacognition: planning, monitoring and evaluation when effectively taught will in no small measure promote self-regulated learning that will enhance students’ performances in all examination. It is against this backdrop that this study is carried out to highlight the importance of teaching metacognitive skills to promote self-regulated learning among secondary school students in Nigeria.

Keywords: Metacognitive Skills, Nigeria, Self-Regulated Learning, Teaching, secondary school students

ATTITUDE TOWARDS CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION AMONG SOME SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA (Published)

Just like any other aspect of health education and promotion, the attitude of the community to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) will largely determine how they can benefit from it. This cross-sectional study aimed at assessing the attitude towards Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation among secondary school students in our community. The population for the study was the students in Senior Secondary School I and II in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. Four hundred (400) students were purposively drawn from four secondary schools in the area and served copies of a validated questionnaire while 372 properly filled ones were returned, giving a response rate of 93%. The data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS17.0). The findings revealed that 98.8% exhibited positive attitude towards learning CPR among others. It was concluded that this can form a strong basis to introduce the teaching of CPR in their school curriculum so as to prepare them to be effective bystanders in situations of emergency needing CPR.

Keywords: CPR, Nigeria, attitude, secondary school students

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