CORRELATES OF SCHOOL FACILITIES AND STUDENT’S ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA,CROSS RIVER STATE.

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ABSTRACT

This study investigated the relationship between school facilities and students’ academic performance in social studies in Akamkpa local government area, Cross Rive State. To achieve the specific purposes of the study, four research questions and four null hypotheses were formulated. Relevant literature were reviewed from various sources in accordance with the variables of the study. Correlational research design was adopted. The population constituted 5,300 Junior Secondary School Two (JSS II) students. A sample of 200 students was selected and used for the study. Two instruments such as school facilities rating scale (SFRS) and Social Studies Performance Test (SSPT) were constructed by the researcher for data collection. The instruments were validated by four experts and a reliability index of 0.78 was established using test-retest method. Simple percentage was used to analyse the demographic data of respondents. Pearson Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient was used to test the four hypotheses. Each of the hypotheses was conducted at .05 level of significance and the results showed that there was a significant relationship between library facilities, school building, (teaching, aids, recreational facilities and students’ academic performance in social studies. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that government should establish resource centres in every school to ensure that there is availability and utilization of school facilities.    

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE PAGE       –        –        –        –        –        –        –        I

CERTIFICATION         –        –        –        –        –        –        II

DEDICATION     –        –        –        –        –        –        –        III

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT       –        –        –        –        –        IV

ABSTRACT –      –        –        –        –        –        –        –        VI

TABLE OF CONTENTS        –        –        –        –        –        VII

LIST OF TABLES         –        –        –        –        –        –        –        XI

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1     Background to the study         –        –        –        –        –        1

1.2     Theoretical Framework  –        –        –        –        –        7

1.3     Statement of the Problem        –        –        –        –        –        9

  1. Purpose of the Study     –        –        –        –        –        10

1.5     Research Questions       –        –        –        –        –        11

1.6     Research Hypothesis     –        –        –        –        –        11

1.7     Assumption of the Study        –        –        –        –        –        12

1.8     Significance of the study         –        –        –        –        –        13

1.9     Scope of the study         –        –        –        –        –        –        15

1.10   Delimitation of the Study        –        –        –        –        –        15

1.11   Definition of Terms       –        –        –        –        –        16

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1     Library facilities and students’

academic performance   –        –        –        –        –        18

2.2     School Buildings and students’

academic performance   –        –        –        –        –        21

2.3     Teachings aids and students’

academic performance   –        –        –        –        –        26

2.4     Recreational facilities and students’

academic performance   –        –        –        –        –        30

2.5     Summary of Literature Review         –        –        –        –        34

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1     Design of the study        –        –        –        –        –        38

3.2     Area of the Study –        –        –        –        –        –        38

3.3     Population of the Study –        –        –        –        –        41

3.4     Sampling Technique      –        –        –        –        –        41

3.5     Sample       –        –        –        –        –        –        –        43

3.6     Instrumentation    –        –        –        –        –        –        45

3.6.1 Validity of the Instruments                –        –        –        47

3.6.2 Reliability of the Instruments   –        –        –        –        47

3.7     Procedure for data collection  –        –        –        –        49

3.8     Procedure for data preparation and

Scoring       –        –        –        –        –        –        –        50

3.9     Procedure for data analysis.    –        –        –        –        51

CORRELATES OF SCHOOL FACILITIES AND STUDENT’S ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA,CROSS RIVER STATE.