ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION AND ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT OF PUPILS IN MATHEMATICS CLASSROOM

  • Eugene Chukwuemaka Unamba Alvan Ikoku University of Education, Owerri
  • Nonye Adamma Onyekwere Alvan Ikoku University of Education, Owerri
  • Ngozi J Ugochukwu Alvan Ikoku University of Education, Owerri
Keywords: achievement motivation, academic engagement, mathematics

Abstract

The study investigated impact of achievement motivation and academic engagement of pupils in mathematics classroom in Imo State of Nigeria. Based on the purpose of the study three research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. Quasi experimental research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised the entire primary 6 pupils in the three education zones of Imo State. A sample size of 540 pupils was selected using Multi – stage sampling technique. The instruments used for data collection was Achievement Motivation Questionnaire (AMQ) and Academic Engagement Test (AET). The validity of the instruments was done by experts in mathematics education and measurement and Evaluation. The reliability coefficient of 0.76 and 0.86 was determined using cronbact alpha reliability method. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation for the research question while the hypotheses were tested using t-test and ANOVA at 0.05 level of significant. The results showed that level of achievement motivation has a significant impact on academic engagement of pupils. A greater number of pupils in the study were moderately motivated (294), some were highly motivated (180), while the least number (66) were lowly motivated. In addition, pupils who were highly motivated were the most academically engaged in the group, followed by those who were moderately motivated and lastly by those who were lowly motivated, gender has a significant influence on achievement motivation of pupils, with males being more highly motivated than females and also indicated a significant influence of age on achievement motivation of pupils, with older pupils being more achievement motivated than others

Author Biographies

Eugene Chukwuemaka Unamba, Alvan Ikoku University of Education, Owerri

Department of Primary Education Studies

Nonye Adamma Onyekwere, Alvan Ikoku University of Education, Owerri

Department of Educational Psychology

Ngozi J Ugochukwu, Alvan Ikoku University of Education, Owerri

Department of Early Childhood Care & Education

Published
2018-12-14
Section
Articles