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Influence of environment on secondary school students’ reading effectiveness in uyo local government area of Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria

AE Udosen, ME Afangideh


The study sought to find out the influence of student’ primary school, peer
group and school location on their reading effectiveness. Two hundred
junior secondary one students in Uyo Local Government Area responded to
a 20-item questionnaire constructed and validated by the researchers. Two
research questions were answered and one null hypothesis was tested using mean and independent t-test respectively. The results show that students’ primary school experiences and peer group exert negative influence on their reading effectiveness. There was also significant mean difference between the urban and rural students’ reading effectiveness. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among other things that attention be given to public primary schools in the state and nation to provide students with rich and enabling environment for their future academic growth.
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