The study investigated the effect of
individualized-Instructional method on students’ achievement in Business
Studies in public Upper Basic Education schools in Imo State, Nigeria. Four research questions and four null
hypotheses guided the study. The
research adopted a non-randomized quasi-experimental design that involved
pretest and posttest. Population for the
study was 7923 JSSII students from 53 co-educational public Upper Basic
Education/ Junior Secondary Schools in Owerri Education Zone 1, Imo State,
Nigeria. Multi-stage Cluster sampling
approach was used to select the zone. Purposive and convenient sampling
techniques were used to select schools sample and 120 (UBE II) students sample.
The sample was drawn from two intact classes in two co-educational Public Upper
Basic Education schools offering Business Studies in Owerri Municipal and
Owerri West LGA in Owerri Education Zone 1.
Instrument used for data collection was the Business Studies Achievement
Test (BSAT) and its marking scheme.
Instrument was validated by five (5) specialists, two JSSII Business Studies
teachers, one Business Educator, one in Measurement and Evaluation and one in
Curriculum Studies. Reliability of BSAT was established at 0.91 using the
Kuder-Richardson K-R21 statistics.
Research questions were answered using means and standard deviations
while the hypotheses were tested using Analysis of Co-variance (ANCOVA) F-test
statistics. Findings of the study indicated that Students taught with
individualized-Instructional teaching method achieved higher than students
taught with lecture teaching method in Business Studies. Teaching methods have significant effect on
students’ achievement in Business Studies.
Male and female students taught with individualized instructional method
achieved better than those taught with the lecture teaching method. There was
significant interaction effect of teaching methods and gender on student’s
achievement in Business Studies at post-test. Interaction effect of teaching
method by location on students’ achievement in Business Studies was not
significant. Researcher recommended that Business Studies teachers should use
teaching methods such as individualized-Instructional method during lesson
delivery for students’ high achievement in the subject. Teachers should use
gender-friendly teaching methods such as individualized instructional method
during teaching/learning activities to encourage all learners’ participation
and learning, so as to promote high achievement in Business Studies.
MICHAEL, U (2023). Effect Of Individualized-Instruction Method On Students’ Achievement In Business Studies In Public Upper Basic Schools In Imo State Nigeria. Repository.mouau.edu.ng: Retrieved Feb 23, 2024, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/effect-of-individualized-instruction-method-on-students-achievement-in-business-studies-in-public-upper-basic-schools-in-imo-state-nigeria-7-2
UNIVERSITY, MICHAEL. "Effect Of Individualized-Instruction Method On Students’ Achievement In Business Studies In Public Upper Basic Schools In Imo State Nigeria" Repository.mouau.edu.ng. Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 20 Jun. 2023, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/effect-of-individualized-instruction-method-on-students-achievement-in-business-studies-in-public-upper-basic-schools-in-imo-state-nigeria-7-2. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.
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