study investigated the relationship among of gender, attitude and study habits
on mathematics achievement of senior secondary school students in Umuahia
Education Zone, Abia State. It adopted correlational research design. A sample
size of two hundred (94 males and106 females) students was drawn from the
selected public secondary schools in Umuahia education zone. The instruments
used for data collection were questionnaire titled “Questionnaire on Gender,
Attitude and Study Habits” (QGASH) and students achievement test title
“mathematics achievement tests” (MAT). The questionnaire and achievements test
comprised of 20 items each. Five research questions and five hypotheses guided
the study. The validity of instrument was established by three experts, two
from mathematics education and one from measurement and evaluation unit of
science education of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.
Test-retest and Pearson Product Moment Correlation were used for reliability of
the instruments. The data was captured and arranged with the used of
statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Mean and standard deviation
were used in answering the research questions while Pearson product-moment
correlation was used in testing null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance.
The results revealed that male students performed significantly higher in
mathematics achievement than the female students. There was a strong positive
correlation between students’ study habit and achievement in mathematics which
was statistically significant. A moderate positive correlation exists between
attitude and achievement in mathematics which was statistically
significant. There is no significant
relationship between students’ study habit and achievement based on gender.
Based on the implications, it was recommended that students should be
encouraged to approach mathematics as any other subject, parents are encouraged
to provide the right education they can afford for their children irrespective
of gender. Group guidance should be organized in schools by professional
counselors in order to create awareness on how students can develop effective
study habits which could lead to good academic achievement in mathematics,
teachers and parents should try and build self-confidence in their student and
wards respectively as it could improve their attitude towards mathematics.
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AMARACHI, NWOSU. "Gender, Attitude And Study Habits As Correlates Of Students’ Academic Achievement In Mathematics In Umuahia Education Zone, Abia State" Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2022). Accessed 23 Feb. 2024. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/gender-attitude-and-study-habits-as-correlates-of-students-academic-achievement-in-mathematics-in-umuahia-education-zone-abia-state-7-2