Students’ perception of teacher’s knowledge of subject matter and reading comprehension performance of SS 3 students in Cross River State, Nigeria

  • EO Obiekezie
  • EE Timothy
Keywords: Students’ Perception, Teachers’ Knowledge of Subject Matter, Reading Comprehension Performance


The study used the ex post facto design to find out the influence of student’s perception of teacher’s knowledge of the subject matter on the Senior Secondary Three (SS 3) students’ performance in reading comprehension. Questionnaires reading comprehension test were used in eliciting data. The
data were subsequently analysed using the one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). The sample consisted of 1500 SS3 students of the 2007/2008 academic session randomly selected from 30 secondary schools in Cross River State. The findings indicated that there is a significant influence of students’ perception of teachers’ knowledge of subject matter as perceived by students on reading comprehension performance of SS3 students.

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