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Personality Profile of Teachers and their Students’ Performance in Post-Basic Modern Physics

JT Mkpanang

Abstract


The study investigated the effect of teachers’ personality profile on  students’ academic performance in senior secondary modern physics in selected schools in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The survey research design was adopted. Two resercher-made instruments namely: Teachers’ personality traits questionnaire (TPTQ) and physics  achievement test (PAT) were used to gather data. The sample consisted of sixty (60) senior secondary three students drawn from three public schools in the study area using purposive sampling technique. Three research  hypotheses were formulated for the study and tested at 0.05 level of  significance using Pearson Product-Moment Correlation analysis and t-test analysis. The results showed that there was a low significant relationship between teachers’ personality profile and students’ academic achievement in physics. Also, there were no significant differences between male and female students’ performances in modern physics in their encounter with teachers’ of high and low personality profiles. Based on the findings, it was recommended amongst others that government should organize seminars and workshops for teachers in their employ to sensitize them on the need to exhibit unique qualities and display acceptable behaviours while interacting with students in and outside the classroom.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v9i1.13
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