Influence of Motivation on Secondary School Students Academic Performance in Ilorin Metropolis

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ABSTRACT

         This study was carried out to analyse the influence of motivation on students' academic performance in five selected secondary schools in Ilorin Metropolis. Five schools within the area were sampled. Influences of motivation on students’ academic performance were discussed. These include meaning of motivation, the importance of motivation and theories of motivation. This study is therefore an attempt at investigating the influence of motivation in secondary schools in Ilorin Metropolis. Two hundred questionnaires were used for data collection. The finding reveals that the inadequate number of qualified teachers has not been a problem in teaching in the schools but inadequate teachers and motivation have an influence on students’ academic performance in secondary schools were offered. Among these are: Government should take motivation of teachers very important to pursue their education to higher level in order to achieve the standard academic performance of the students in our schools.

Also, the government should make provision for regular in-service training of teachers in order to make them have more knowledge that will be of benefit to their development in their professional career. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE PAGE                                                                  i

CERTIFICATION                                                           ii

DEDICATION                                                                iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                                               iv

ABSTRACT                                                                   v

TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                 vii

LIST OF TABLES                                                          x

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study                                             1

Statement of the Problem                                            5

Purpose of the Study                                                   9

Research Questions                                                     9

Research Hypotheses                                                   10

Delimitation and Scope of the Study                           11

Significance of the Study                                             12

Operational Definition of Terms                                  13

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF THE RELATED LITERATURE

Introduction                                                                 15

Meaning of Motivation                                                  15

Importance of Motivation                                             18

Theories of motivation                                                  19

Expectancy Theory of Motivation                                27

Requirements of a Good Motivational System            34

Relationship between Motivation and Performance    35

Appraisal of Literature Reviewed                                 37

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD

Research Design                                                           38

Population of the Study                                               39

Sample and Sampling Techniques                              39

Research Instrument                                                   40

Validity of the Instrument                                           41

Reliability of the Study Instrument                             42

Procedure for Data Collection                                      43

Method of Data Analysis                                              44

 

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

Data Presentation                                                         45

Discussion of Findings                                                52

CHAPTER FIVE:      SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Summary                                                                      55

Conclusion                                                                   56

Recommendations                                                        57

REFERENCES                                                               61

APPENDIX                                                                     63

 

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APA

Frontiers, E. & JOHN, A (2021). Influence of Motivation on Secondary School Students Academic Performance in Ilorin Metropolis. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-motivation-on-secondary-school-students-academic-performance-in-ilorin-metropolis

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and ADOYI JOHN "Influence of Motivation on Secondary School Students Academic Performance in Ilorin Metropolis" Afribary. Afribary, 24 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-motivation-on-secondary-school-students-academic-performance-in-ilorin-metropolis. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and ADOYI JOHN . "Influence of Motivation on Secondary School Students Academic Performance in Ilorin Metropolis". Afribary, Afribary, 24 Dec. 2021. Web. 21 Jan. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-motivation-on-secondary-school-students-academic-performance-in-ilorin-metropolis >.

Chicago

Frontiers, Edu and JOHN, ADOYI . "Influence of Motivation on Secondary School Students Academic Performance in Ilorin Metropolis" Afribary (2021). Accessed January 21, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-motivation-on-secondary-school-students-academic-performance-in-ilorin-metropolis