Gender as predictor of academic achievement in English among senior secondary school two students in Calabar metropolis, Cross river state
The study examined the influence of gender on academic achievement in English Language among senior secondary school students in Calabar metropolis, Cross River State. The researchers adopted survey designfor the study. The study sample comprise 660 Senior Secondary School two (SSS II) students drawn from 22 public secondary schools, 15 in Calabar Municipality and seven (7) public secondary schools in Calabar South Local Government Area, Cross River State, using Stratified Random and Purposive sampling techniques. Data were generated through ‘’English Language Academic Achievement Rating Scale” (ELAARS). A reliability index of 0.75was realized using Cronbach’s alpha. The data generated were analysed using Independent t-test at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the analysis showed that gender has no significantly influence on academic performance in English Language among senior secondary school students in Calabar metropolis.
KEYWORDS: Gender, predictor, academic achievement, English language.