Learning Environment and Academic Performance of Senior Secondary Schools Students’ in Abia State, Nigeria

Abstract

Learning is described as a change in behaviour that is relatively permanent resulting from experience. It is also the process of absorbing unknown information in a meaningful way and putting it to use. There has been a general conception as to what causes people to behave the way they do, what influence them to learn, what they think and the way they prefer to do things. The environment to a large extent influences learning. To achieve the purpose of this study two hypotheses were formulated. Ex-post facto research design was adopted. A sample of four hundred and eighty students was randomly selected using the stratified random sampling technique. This was to ensure that all the Education Zones in the State were adequately represented in the study. The questionnaire and English Language Achievement Test were the instruments used for data collection. The instruments were subjected to face and content validity by two experts in measurement and evaluation. The reliability estimate of the instrument was established through the Cronbach Alpha reliability method. The hypotheses were tested using Pearson Product moment correlation analysis. The results of the analysis reveal that home school environment and peer relationship significant relate with students__ academic performance. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that the government should increase funds for education



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Irozuru Elijah C, University of Calabar, Nigeria
Maureen Okon, University of Calabar, Nigeria

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Conference: IICLLHawaii2016
Stream: Learner and teacher autonomy

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