Attitude as Correlates of Students Academic Achievement at the Senior Secondary School in Delta State.

Abstract

This study examined attitude as correlate 

of student’s academic achievement in 

mathematics at the senior secondary school 

level in Ukwuani Local Government Area of 

Delta State, Nigeria. The study employed survey 

research design. The sample for the study 

comprised of three hundred and sixty (360) SS2 

and SS3 students randomly selected from ten 

(10) Public Secondary Schools in Ukwuani 

Local Government Area of Delta State. The 

instruments used were Students Attitude 

Towards Mathematics Questionnaire (SATMQ) 

and Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT). The 

mean and standard deviation were used as the 

descriptive statistics while the pearsor’s r in 

ferential statistics were used to analyze the data 

collected. Three hypothesis were tested at 0.05 

level of significance. The result revealed that; 

there is a positive significant relationship 

between students attitude towards mathematics 

and students academic achievement in 

mathematics. There is a positive significant 

relationship between attitude of male students 

towards mathematics and students academic 

achievement in mathematics. There is a positive 

significant relationship between attitude of 

female students towards mathematics and 

students academic achievement in mathematics. 

Considering the central role of attitude in 

students academic achievement, it was 

recommended among others: teachers 

should help foster in students positive attitude 

towards mathematics that helps to build 

confidence in students. Parents should 

encourage and sustain positive attitude towards 

mathematics in their children by providing the 

necessary materials for learning mathematics 

and ensuring that the home is conducive for 

learning. 

Keywords: Attitude, Mathematics, 

Achievement, Correlate.

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APA

Emeke, A. (2018). Attitude as Correlates of Students Academic Achievement at the Senior Secondary School in Delta State.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/raadaa-attitude-as-correlates-of-students-academic-achievement-at-the-senior-secondary-school-in-delta-state

MLA 8th

Emeke, Aghanenu "Attitude as Correlates of Students Academic Achievement at the Senior Secondary School in Delta State." Afribary. Afribary, 25 Oct. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/raadaa-attitude-as-correlates-of-students-academic-achievement-at-the-senior-secondary-school-in-delta-state. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Emeke, Aghanenu . "Attitude as Correlates of Students Academic Achievement at the Senior Secondary School in Delta State.". Afribary, Afribary, 25 Oct. 2018. Web. 25 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/raadaa-attitude-as-correlates-of-students-academic-achievement-at-the-senior-secondary-school-in-delta-state >.

Chicago

Emeke, Aghanenu . "Attitude as Correlates of Students Academic Achievement at the Senior Secondary School in Delta State." Afribary (2018). Accessed July 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/raadaa-attitude-as-correlates-of-students-academic-achievement-at-the-senior-secondary-school-in-delta-state