STUDY BEHAVIOUR AS PREDICTOR OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS IN ANAMBRA STATE
Keywords:Academic achievements, English language, Mathematics, Predictor and Study Behaviour
This study examined study behaviour as predictor of academic achievements of secondary school students in Anambra State. Two research questions guided the study and two hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a correlational survey design. The population of the study consists of 18,852 senior secondary school students (SSS II) in the 258 public secondary schools in Anambra State. The sample for the study was 943 SSII students who were drawn using multi-stage sampling. One instrument was used for the data collection of this study. The instrument was: Study Behaviour Scale (SBS). The instrument was a standardized one and has been properly validated and tested for reliability. The data collected were analysed using simple regression for answering the research questions and testing the null hypotheses. The findings of the study showed that study behaviour is a predictor of students’ achievements in English language and Mathematics. Based on the findings conclusions were drawn, and the study recommended that students should be helped to develop an appropriate study behaviour by the teachers, counsellors and the school authorities.