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ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF STUDY HABIT AND GENDER ON SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN KATSINA STATE, NIGERIA
This study assessed the impact of study habit and gender on science achievement of secondary school students in Katsina State. The researchers adopted descriptive survey research design for the study. Two hundred and eighteen (218) senior secondary school students’ in Katsina State were randomly selected for the study. A researchers’ designed questionnaire titled “Students’ Science Achievement Test and Study Habit Questionnaire” (SSATASHQ) with Cronbach’s Alpha show a reliability test coefficient of 0.81 was used to collect data for the study. Analysis of data was carried out using regression, t-test and Pearson correlation coefficient statistics at 0.05 alpha level. Findings revealed that there is significant combine relative effect of study habit and gender on science achievement of secondary school students in Katsina State; there is significant difference between gender and students science achievement and there is significant relationship between students’ study habit and science achievement. Based on these findings, it was recommended that teachers and parents should assist the students to cultivate effective study habit in other to improve their achievement in science subjects in Nigerian secondary schools. Also, Government should provide reinforcement to motivate the students to improve their study habit.
Keywords: Assessing, Gender, Science Achievement, Study Habit.