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Attitude, Self-Concept and Achievement of Junior Secondary School Students in Basic Science in Ekiti State, Nigeria

By Mathew Olagoke Ayodele

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This study examined the strength and direction of the relationship between attitude, self-concept and achievement of Junior Secondary Schools students in Basic Science in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The study employed a descriptive of survey type on 360 Junior Secondary Two students selected from nine public secondary schools across the three senatorial districts of Ekiti State, Nigeria, using multistage sampling technique. The instruments used for this study included: Scientific Attitude Inventory (SAI); Self-Concept Scale (SCS) and Basic Science Achievement Test (BSAT). The findings of the study revealed that there was a significant relationship between students’ attitude and achievement in Basic Science. The finding also showed that there was a positive and significant relationship between students’ self-concept and achievement in Basic Science. It is therefore suggested that teachers should take the advantage of this positive attitude and self-concept to improve their students’ achievement in the classroom. DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2016.v6n1p16

Publisher: 'Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research'
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.5901/jesr.2016.v6n1p167
OAI identifier: oai:ojs.mcser.org:article/8792

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