International Journal of Emotional Psychology and Sport Ethics

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Students\' Academic Achievement in Mathematics as Correlate of Teachers\' Factors in the Teaching of Mathematics in Lesotho, Southern Africa.

U I Ogbonnaya, J O Osiki


The main purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between students' achievement in mathematics and teacher factors. The study was conducted in the in Lesotho, Southern Africa. Stratified random sampling based on school ownership was used to draw a sample of 40 teachers from the population of Grade 10 Mathematics teachers. Of the 40 teachers, 18 (45%) were male while 22 (55%) were female. A self report questionnaire was used to collect data from the teachers. The students' achievement scores in mathematics were collected from the JC 2006 examination result list. Results indicated significant positive association between students' achievement in mathematics and teacher factors.

International Journal of emotiaonl psychology and sport ethics Vol. 9 2007: pp. 64-72
AJOL African Journals Online