THE INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF BUSINESS EDUCATION STUDENTS IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN EKITI STATE

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ABSTRACT

 The study was carried out to investigate the influence of school environment on academic achievement of business education students in public Universities in Ekiti State. The design of the study is descriptive while the population comprised students of the two institutions selected. The sample size for the study was 100 respondents while a researchers’ self-developed questionnaire formed the instrument for data collection. Three experts validated the instrument and a cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient method was employed to ensure the reliability of the instrument. Four research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study; while student t-test statistics was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significant. A review of empirical studies was carried out to guide the researcher into previous studies in the area and also to provide the researcher with the theoretical base. A 29-item questionnaire was used to get information from the respondents. Based on the data collected and analyzed, the following results were obtained. That staff office, classroom spaces for teaching students and staff common room represented the major areas that to a great extent affect the academic achievement of students in public schools, with regard to buildings. It was also revealed that desks, current books and presence of library assistants constituted the areas of influence to the academic achievement of the students with regard to library services in the public secondary schools. Both the principals and teachers agreed that access to reading materials in the school, lack of facilities, and nearness to school and in sufficient qualified teachers very greatly affect the academic achievement of the students. Inadequate teaching materials were also noted as a major factor affecting the students’ academic achievement. The two groups also shared common views in terms of the great influence of school health services, fencing of school for security and provision of power supply as important variable affecting the academic achievement of the students of public secondary schools. Based on the above, the researcher recommends that schools should be provided with functional libraries, equipped with current reading materials to help enhance both the students’ academic achievement and the teachers’ effectiveness in academic activities in the school.

TABLE OF CONTENTS


TITLE PAGE                                                                                                                         i


APPROVAL PAGE                                                                                                               ii


CERTIFICATION                                                                                                                 iii


DEDICATION                                                                                                                       iv


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                                                                                                   v


TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                                       vii


ABSTRACT                                                                                                  x


CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION


Background to the Study


Statement of the problem


Purpose of the study


Research Questions


Research Hypotheses


Significance of the Study 


Scope of the Study


Definition of Terms


CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW


Conceptual Framework


Concept of School Environment     


School Infrastructural Facilities and Students’ Academic Performance 


School Location and Students’ Academic Performance


Schools Equipment/Instructional Materials and Students Academic Performance  


Physical Resources and Academic Performance


Financial Resources and Academic Performance


Human Resource and Academic Performance


Learning techniques and Academic Performance


Theoretical Framework      


Skinnerian Environmental Theory  


Bandura’s Social Learning Theory


Review of Empirical Studies


Summary of Literature Review       


CHAPTER THREE


RESEARCH METHOD


Research design


Population of the study


Sample and sampling techniques


Instrument for data collection


Validation of the instrument


Reliability of the instrument


Method of data collection


Method of data analysis


CHAPTER FOUR


RESULTS


Test of Hypotheses


Discussion of Findings


CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS 


Summary of the Study


Conclusion


Implication of the Study


Recommendations


Suggestions for Further Studies


REFERENCE


APPENDIX

 


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APA

Joshua, A (2019). THE INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF BUSINESS EDUCATION STUDENTS IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN EKITI STATE. Afribary.com: Retrieved August 19, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-school-environment-on-academic-achievement-of-business-education-students-in-public-universities-in-ekiti-state

MLA 8th

Abiodun, Joshua. "THE INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF BUSINESS EDUCATION STUDENTS IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN EKITI STATE" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 26 Jul. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-school-environment-on-academic-achievement-of-business-education-students-in-public-universities-in-ekiti-state . Accessed 19 Aug. 2019.

MLA7

Abiodun, Joshua. "THE INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF BUSINESS EDUCATION STUDENTS IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN EKITI STATE". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 26 Jul. 2019. Web. 19 Aug. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-school-environment-on-academic-achievement-of-business-education-students-in-public-universities-in-ekiti-state >.

Chicago

Abiodun, Joshua. "THE INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF BUSINESS EDUCATION STUDENTS IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN EKITI STATE" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed August 19, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-school-environment-on-academic-achievement-of-business-education-students-in-public-universities-in-ekiti-state