THE ROLE OF MOTIVATION ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN ECONOMICS IN SOKOTO METROPOLIS (A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN DANGE SHUNI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF SOKOTO STATE) ( Economics Education Project Topics)
The major objectives of this study were to determine the role of motivation on the academic of performance of students in economics.
Also the knowledge skills acquired by the students of economics in secondary schools. To achieve this objective, survey method was used, five research questions were raised, and the total of 347 questionnaires made up of 282 students and 65 teachers were administered. In analyzing the data, simple percentages were used and responses analyzed with the aid of table. Based on the findings, it was resolve that student neglect the course of “Motivation”, however, there is need for proper orientation, workshops, seminars and awareness to the students in economics to avoid them not to neglect the course (Motivation). It also reviews that students acquired the knowledge of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in economics. It was therefore, recommended that proper awareness on intrinsic and extrinsic motivation should be created.
The study was concluded that the role of motivation on the academic performance of students in economics plays a vital role in sustaining economics learning in the classroom.
Suggestion for further research studies were made on the related topics to the present problems.
Motivation is difficult to define. The word “motivation” comes from a Latin word “movers” which means to move; thus motivation can literary mean the process of arousing movement in individual. It is a very important factor which determines how successful we are at what we do. It serves as a driving force that gives us the will to accomplish task and eventually succeed in reaching an ultimate goal. Motivation levels can vary each day depending on how we feel, or how we view certain experience.
Motivation also drives us to stick to the low fact selections and recipes required to keep our progress moving.
Motivation is an influential factor in teaching and learning process. The success of learning depends on high or low motivation of students. It can drive learners in reaching learning goal. Therefore, motivation is the key of success in enhancing teaching process. High or low students’ motivation can be influenced by some factors. First, it is influenced by social life where student lives. Second, it is….