Study of Economics in Nigeria Secondary Schools

This study was designed to investigate the attitude of students towards the Study of Economics in Nigeria Secondary Schools in Ado Local Government Area of Ekiti State. This chapter presents the result of the treated data with the presentation of data, results and discussions. The analysis of the demographic data and analysis of response was done based on simple percentage.

Demographic Analysis of Data

Table 1: Table showing the sex of respondents of Study of Economics in Nigeria Secondary Schools

S/No Sex Frequency Percentage (%)
1. Male 50 40%
2. Female 50 50%
3. Total 100 100%

Source: Field Survey

In the Table 1 above, reveals the sex of the respondents. 50% out of the total respondents were female respondents while the remaining 50% were male. This indicates that the respondents were balanced.

Table 2: Table showing the Class of respondents

S/No Class Frequency Percentage (%)
1. SSS 1 40 40%
2. SSS 2 30 30%
3. SSS 3 30 30%
4. Total 100 100%

Source: Field Survey

In the Table 2 above, the class of the students who were the respondents were revealed. 40% out of the total respondents were in the Senior Secondary School One (SSS 1), 30% out of the total respondents were in the Senior Secondary School Two (SSS 2) while the remaining 30% of the respondents were in the Senior Secondary School Three (SSS 3). Those who were in the Senior Secondary School One (SSS 1) were the largest among the respondents.

Table 3: Table showing the Age Range of respondents

S/No Age Range Frequency Percentage (%)
1. 10-12 Years 13 13%
2. 13-15 Years 57 57%
3. 16-18 Years 30 30%
4. Total 100 100%

Source: Field Survey

The Table 3 above reveals the age range of respondents (students), 13% out of the total respondent falls between the age group of 13-15 years, while 30% falls between 16-18 years while the remaining 13% were between the age grade 10-12 years. Majority were students who were between the age of 13-15 years old.

Research Question 1:  What are the attitudes of students toward the study of Economics in Ado Local Government Area of Ekiti State?

Table 4: Table showing the responses on the attitude of students towards the study of Economics

S/N ITEMS S. A. A. S. D D
1. Is Economics your favourite subject? 14% 22% 39% 25%
2. Economics is one of the subjects you intend studying? 21% 17% 32% 30%
3. Economics is needed of all in your work of course of study? 39% 41% 16% 4%
4. Do you believe that you know and understand Economics? 21% 13% 37% 29%
5. Is your Economics teacher (s) highly motivated while teaching? 29% 37% 19% 15%

 

In table 4 above, the table shows the responses on the attitudes of students towards the study of Economics. In item 1, 14% out of the total respondents Strongly Agreed that Economics is a favourite subject, 22% responded “Agree”, 39% “Strongly Disagreed” while the remaining 25% respondents responded Disagree to the item. This result shows that majority did not see Economics as a favourite subject. In another item, 21% of the respondents responded “Strongly Agree”, 17% “Agreed”, 32% “Strongly Disagreed” while the remaining 30% “Disagreed”. This result shows that majority did not intend to offer or study Economics on their own. In another item, 39% of the total respondents responded “Strongly Agreed”, 41%, responded Agreed, 16%, respondents responded “Strongly Disagreed” while the remaining 4% responded Disagreed to the item. This result shows that respondents understand that Economics is needed by all in their work of course of study. In item 4, 21% of the respondents responded “Strongly Agree”, 13%, responded Agree, 37%, of the respondents responded “Strongly Disagreed” while the 29% “Disagreed”. This result shows that students believe that they know and understand Economics. In item 5, 29%, of the respondents responded “Strongly Agree”, 37%, “Agreed”, 19%, responded “Strongly Disagree” while 15% respondents responded “Disagree”. This result shows that their Economics teacher (s) highly motivated while teaching.

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Research Question 2:  What are the environmental factors positively influence student attitude toward the study of Economics in Ado Local Government Area of Ekiti State?

Table 5: Table showing the responses on environmental factors positively influence student attitude toward the study of Economics

S/N ITEMS S. A. A. S. D D
1. Is your Economics teacher approachable? 21% 14% 38% 27%
2. Are you given assignments regularly? 33% 37% 9% 21%
3. Do you enjoy doing private practice with Economics questions? 36% 31% 21% 12%
4. Do you believe that you know and understand Economics? 17% 11% 33% 39%
5. Regular home work will positively influence student attitude toward the study of Economics. 35% 39% 16% 10%

 

In table 5 above, the table shows the responses on environmental factors positively influencing student attitude toward the study of Economics. In item 1, 21% out of the total respondents Strongly Agreed that Economics teacher is not approachable, 14% responded “Agree”, 38% “Strongly Disagreed” while the remaining 27% respondents responded Disagree to the item. This result shows that majority believed that Economics teacher is not approachable. In another item, 33% of the respondents responded “Strongly Agree”, 37% “Agreed”, 9% “Strongly Disagreed” while the remaining 21% “Disagreed”. This result shows that majority students are given assignments regularly. In another item, 36% of the total respondents responded “Strongly Agreed”, 31%, responded Agreed, 21%, respondents responded “Strongly Disagreed” while the remaining 12% responded Disagreed to the item. This result shows that respondents agreed to enjoy doing private practice with Economics questions. In item 4, 17% of the respondents responded “Strongly Agree”, 11%, responded Agree, 33%, of the respondents responded “Strongly Disagreed” while the 39% “Disagreed”. This result shows that they believe that they know and understand Economics. In item 5, 35%, of the respondents responded “Strongly Agree”, 39%, “Agreed”, 16%, responded “Strongly Disagree” while 10% respondents responded “Disagree”. This result shows that regular home work will positively influence students’ attitude towards their study of Economics.

Research Question 3: What are the environmental factors that are negatively influencing student attitude toward the study of Economics in Ado Local Government Area of Ekiti State?

Table 6: Table showing the environmental factors that negatively influence student attitude towards the study of Economics

S/N ITEMS S. A. A. S. D D
1. Qualify Economics teacher(s) will positively influence student attitude toward the study of Economics. 39% 28% 15% 18%
2. Parent guiding student work will positively influence student attitude toward the study of Economics. 31% 37% 13% 19%
3. Adequate instructional materials make the teaching and learning of Economics very interesting. 36% 32% 17% 15%
4. Students who are exposed to qualitative Economics teaching process creates better interest in the subject. 41% 28% 11% 20%
5. Students who show interest in the learning of Economics have better chances of performing better in their academics. 33% 38% 18% 11%

 

 

In table 6 above, the table shows the responses on the environmental factors that negatively influence student attitude towards the study of Economics. In item 1, 39% out of the total respondents Strongly Agreed that qualified Economics teacher(s) will positively influence student attitude toward the study of Economics, 28% responded “Agree”, 15% “Strongly Disagreed” while the remaining 18% respondents responded Disagree to the item. This result shows that majority believed that their qualify Economics teacher(s) positively influence student attitude toward the study of Economics. In another item, 31% of the respondents responded “Strongly Agree”, 37% “Agreed”, 13% “Strongly Disagreed” while the remaining 19% “Disagreed”. This result shows that parent guiding student work will positively influence student attitude toward the study of Economics. In another item, 36% of the total respondents responded “Strongly Agreed”, 32%, responded Agreed, 17%, respondents responded “Strongly Disagreed” while the remaining 15% responded Disagreed to the item. This result shows that adequate instructional materials make the teaching and learning of Economics very interesting. In item 4, 41% of the respondents responded “Strongly Agree”, 28%, responded Agree, 11%, of the respondents responded “Strongly Disagreed” while the 20% “Disagreed”. This result shows that students who are exposed to qualitative Economics teaching process creates better interest in the subject. In item 5, 33%, of the respondents responded “Strongly Agree”, 38%, “Agreed”, 18%, responded “Strongly Disagree” while 11% respondents responded “Disagree”. This result shows that students who show interest in the learning of Economics have better chances of performing better in their academics.

By Emmyleo

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