Effect of school learning culture on achievement in physics: Implication for national development

  • MI Simeon

Abstract

The study attempted to find out if there exists any relationship between school learning culture and achievement in the senior secondary school Physics. Five (5) secondary schools which offer Physics were randomly selected in Kontagora, Niger State. Twenty (20) students were chosen from each school totalling one hundred (100) students used in the research. A twenty (20) item questionnaire based on the Likert scale was designed to elicit responses from students on the school learning culture while the result of terminal Physics examination was used as achievement score. Reliability coefficient of the instrument (questionnaire) was established at 0.85 using the split-half method. The generated null hypotheses were tested using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation coefficient and the t-test statistical tool. Findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between school learning culture and achievement in student in Physics. The paper therefore recommended that stake holders in the education sector should encourage a congenial school learning culture capable of raising a high level achievement in the senior secondary school physics.
Published
2011-06-01
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Articles

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