International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2018)

Effect of students’ attitude on academic achievement in English language in senior secondary schools in Calabar metropolis, cross river state, Nigeria


Attah RF, ITA PM, Nchor EE

The study investigated whether students’ attitude towards English Language has a significant influence on their academic achievement in English Language. The study took place in Calabar metropolis, Cross River State, and made use of a sample size of 660 Senior Secondary School two students (SSS II) drawn from 22 public secondary schools in Calabar metropolis. Purposive and Stratified Random sampling techniques were used to select the subjects and schools for the study. Data was generated through a well-structured and validated questionnaire titled “Student Characteristics Rating Scale” (SCRS) and a 30-item English Language Students’ Achievement Test, (ELAT). The Split-half reliability analysis was used to test for the reliability of the questionnaire; while Kudar-Richardson 20 (KR-20) tested the reliability of the English Language Achievement Test. Data were analysed using Independent t-test at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the analysis showed that students’ attitude has a significant influence on their academic achievement in English Language in Calabar metropolis. Based on the findings, it was recommended, among others, that parents should inculcate the habit of reading in their children right from childhood because, as they grow up, it will also become part of their lives. In addition, parents should not give up on their children but should realize that their children can still develop good self-image and the right attitude towards their educational pursuits.
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Attah RF, ITA PM, Nchor EE. Effect of students’ attitude on academic achievement in English language in senior secondary schools in Calabar metropolis, cross river state, Nigeria. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 164-167
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