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RELATIONSHIP AMONG STUDENTS‟ STUDY SKILLS, SCHOOL TYPE AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN ECONOMICS AMONG HIGH SCHOOLS IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA.

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RELATIONSHIP AMONG STUDENTS STUDY SKILLS, SCHOOL TYPE AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN ECONOMICS AMONG HIGH SCHOOLS IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA.

 

 

Abstract: The study’s objective was to examine the relationship among students’ study skills, school type and academic achievement in Economics among high schools of Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria. Descriptive research design was adopted, purposive sampling technique was used to select two private and public high schools within the studied area. However, simple random sampling technique was used to select one-hundred and twenty (120) respondents in which seventy (70) were sampled from public school while the remaining fifty (50) were selected from private school. Two main instruments tagged-Economics Achievement Test (EAT) and Study Skills Assessment Questionnaire (SSAQ) were used and tested with the aid of Kuder Richardson (KR- 21) technique and split-half method respective. Inferential statistics comprised t-test and multiple regression analysis were used to analysis the generated data. The empirical outcomes revealed that there was no significant difference in the students’ study habits on the basis of the school type attended by the students and the associated gender qualities. It was also indicated that the students’ study habit vis-à-vis management, concentration, notetaking, test strategies and motivation working together predicted around twenty four per cent (24%) variation in students’ Economics academic achievement at high schools. Moreover, inverse nexus existed among academic achievement and management and note-taking segments of the study skills variables while positive relationship was discovered among achievement and test strategies, concentration as well as motivation. The study concluded that the gender qualities possessed by the students and the type of school attended by them had nothing to do with the study skills developed and exhibited by them. And that the study habits variables jointly had statistical significant effect on high school students’ academic achievement in Economics. Recommendations comprised judicious time management towards academic oriented exercises, provision of conducive environment for existing and potential learners, provision of external motivational mechanisms among others were suggested for the concerned stakeholders of education.

Keyword: Relationship, Study Habit, School Type, Academic Achievement, Economics