Comparative Study of Cognitive Achievement in Chemistry and Affective Attitude of Senior Secondry Two Chemistry Students in Sokoto Metropolis

Comparative Study of Cognitive Achievement in Chemistry and Affective Attitude of Senior Secondry Two Chemistry Students in Sokoto Metropolis.

ABSTRACT

The main of this study is to investigate and compare and cognitive in chemistry and affective attitude of senior secondary II chemistry student in Sokoto metropolis.

The data collected for this study were from some selected secondary schools in Sokoto metropolis. A purposive sampling techniques were adopted in selecting sample size in the population.

The data generated were analyzed using , descriptive statistics, and simple percentage were used in comparing the various result obtained.

The outcome of this study shows that there is a positive attitude toward learning chemistry and attitude is function of achievement. Recommendations were made based on the outcome of this study.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page- – – – – – – – – – – – i
Certification – – – – – – – – – – – ii
Dedication- – – – – – – – – – – iii
Acknowledgement – – – – – – – – – – iv
Table of content – – – – – – – – – – v
Abstract – – – – – – – – – – – – vi

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background to the study – – – – – – – – 1-3
1.2 Statement of the problem – – – – – – – – 3-4
1.3 Objective of the study – – – – – – – 5
1.4 Research question – – – – – – – – 5
1.5 Research hypothesis – – – – – – – – 5-6
1.6 Significance of the study- – – – – – – – 6
1.7 Scope and delimitation- – – – – – – – 7

CHAPTER TWO REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

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2.0 Conceptual frameworks- – – – – – – – 8-9
2.1 Definition of Cognitive achievement. – – – – – 9-10
2.2 Definition of attitudes. – – – – – – – 10-11
2.3 Achievement and attitudes relationship.- – – – – – 12
2.4 Effect of teaching method on students attitudes and achievement. – 12-13
2.5 Student and teacher’s attitude towards chemistry. – – – 13-14
2.6 Parent pressure. – – – – – – – – – 14
2.7 Environmental Influence on attitude. – – – – – 14-15
2.8 Textbook material influence – – – – – – – 15-16
2.9 Summary of the chapter – – – – – – – 15-16

CHAPTER THREE RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY

3.1 Research design – – – – – – – – – 17
3.2 Population of the study – – – – – – – – 18
3.3 Sample size and sample techniques – – – – – – 18
3.4 Instrument for data collection – – – – – – – 19
3.4.1 Validity of the instrument – – – – – – 19
3.4.2 Pilot study – – – – – – – – – – 19
3.4.3 Reliability of the instrument – – – – – – – 19
3.4.Procedure for data collection – – – – – – 20
3.5 Procedure for data analysis – – – – – – – 20

CHAPTER FOUR DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

4.1 Introduction – – – – – – – – – – 21
4.2 Analysis of the Chemistry Achievement Test (CAT) – – – 21-22
4.3 Analysis of the questionnaire – – – – – – – 22-25

CHAPTER FIVE SUMMARY, FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 Summary – – – – – – – – – – 26-27
5.2 Findings – – – – – – – – – 27-28
5.3 Conclusion – – – – – – – – – – 28
5.4 Recommendation – – – – – – – – – 28-29
REFERENCES – – – – – – – – – 30
Appendices – – – – – – – – – – 31

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INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background of the Study

Chemistry is one of the important science subject taught at the senior secondary school (SSS) level, performance will only be determined along with individual perception.

Nowadays, students do not like most of science subject especially Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics and this lead to their poor performance in science subject.

Sokoto metropolis covers Sokoto north and Sokoto south, Sokoto metropolis is one of the earliest town that embrace Islam under Usmanu Danfodiyo caliphate with well Islamic orientation, due to the coming of western education, many secondary school were established within Sokoto metropolis.

The influence of these schools was so fell that many parents don’t want to take their child to school. The new national policy on education,( 2004) aims and objective stipulated that science education for secondary school.

By directing that secondary school system be structured in such away as to diversify the curriculum to cater for the difference in talent, opportunity and roles posses by or open to student after their secondary school carrier.

In recent years, there has been a growing concern over the development of positive attitude toward science in student effective science teaching at public.

The concept of attitude has been of great interest to psychologist and educators alike and educational development have endorsed of the needed for the formation of favorable altitude for learning by student.

REFERENCES

Ababio O.Y. (2004). New school chemistry for Senior Secondary Schools, Africans First Publisher’s limited. Book House trust, 1 African first Avenue Onitsha Nigeria
Adeyemi, T.O. (2011). A comparative study of student’s academic performance in public Examinations in secondary school in Edo and Ekiti states Nigeria. Current research journals of Economic theory 3(2): 36-42, 2011 ISSN.
Akpan O.E, (1985): a paper presented at workshop on relevance on Nigerian Education field titled ‘Chemistry textbooks in Nigeria Secondary Schools’ at University of Jos.
Akpan, J.O. (2012). Effects of study Habit Mediation on Senior Chemistry Students’ Achievement and Retention in Electrolysis concepts in Giwa Education zone of Kaduna state Nigeria.
Akpan, O.E. (1985): Science in a Chemistry Classroom: A non-Taxonomic Approach with Future Implications. A paper presented at 26th Annual Conference of STAN, held at University of Sokoto, 3rd – 7th September, 1985.
Babalola O.A. (1989). Relationship between school certificates. Pupils’ cognitive preferences and their achievement in Biology. Journal of Science Teachers Association of  Nigeria. 16(2), 26-32.

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