International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part F (2020)
Class management as predictor of students’ academic achievement in public secondary schools in Awka South of Anambra State
Dr. Israel C Oparaji, Dr. Innocent C Igbokwe and Dr. Anthony Ugwude
In this study, the researcher investigated the relationship between class management and students’ academic achievement in public secondary schools in Awka South of Anambra State. The design Adopted for the study is a descriptive survey research design. Three research questions guided the study while three null-hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The population of the study consisted of 1,965 SS2 students while the sample size of 491 SS students was drawn using simple random sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was titled; Class Management as Predictor of Students’ Academic Achievement Questionnaire (CMPSAAQ). The instrument comprises three sections, section A dealt with the relationship between teachers’ discipline and students’ academic achievement, section B was concerned with teachers’ competence and students’ academic achievement while section C investigated teachers’ reward system and students’ academic achievement. A 15-item questionnaire was designed along a modified four-point rating scale; Strongly Agree (SA) = 4points, Agree (A) = 3points, Strongly Disagree (SD) = 2points and Disagree (D) = 1point. The item by item analysis was done using the same point scale rating. The questionnaire was validated by three experts, two in Educational Management and Policy and one in Measurement and Evaluation all in the Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. The reliability of CMPSAAQ was obtained through trial testing and analysis using the split-half method of reliability.
The three sets of scores obtained from the pilot tests were correlated using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). The reliability value of 0.89 was obtained from the scores which indicated a high reliability of the instrument. The data collected were analysed using arithmetic mean to answer the research questions while the Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to test the three hypotheses. The study found out that there is a significant relationship between class management and students’ academic achievement. It was also recommended that teachers should be proactive enough to identify unwanted actions of students that can affect academic achievement of students and deal with them early before they grow to become serious problems that can impede the process of teaching and learning.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Israel C Oparaji, Dr. Innocent C Igbokwe and Dr. Anthony Ugwude. Class management as predictor of students’ academic achievement in public secondary schools in Awka South of Anambra State. International Journal of Applied Research. 2020; 6(6): 353-357.