International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part F (2020)
Effects of field trip on the academic performance of social studies students’ in Rivers state Nigeria
Dr. Birabil Saturday Tete and Omokhua Chinwe Edna
This study aimed at investigating the effects of field trip on the academic performance of social studies students in Rivers State. A pre-test, post-test quasi experimental design was used. The population of the study consisted of all the Junior Secondary School (Three) Students in 2019-2020 academic session. The sample size was 100 (50 male and 50 female students) was selected through simple random sampling techniques that was assigned into experimental and control group. An instrument titled Social Studies Performance Test (SOSPT) designed by the researcher was used. The reliability of the instrument was attained with the use of Cronbach’s Alpha index of 0.85 that was considered reliable for the study. Mean and standard deviation were the statistical tool for analyzing the hypotheses. The result of the study revealed that field trip teaching method greater significant on the academic performance of social studies students. The researcher therefore recommended among others that teachers of social studies be encouraged to use field trip method and should also receive further training on the use of field trip method.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Birabil Saturday Tete, Omokhua Chinwe Edna. Effects of field trip on the academic performance of social studies students’ in Rivers state Nigeria. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(3):352-355.