PERCEIVED INFLUENCE OF INFORMATION SOURCES AVAILABILITY AND USE ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SECON

PERCEIVED INFLUENCE OF INFORMATION SOURCES AVAILABILITY AND USE ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SECON

Author by Prof. Ruth Aderanti

Language: English

Abstract

The study investigated the influence of information sources availability and use on academic performance of secondary school students using a descriptive survey design. Two hundred and eight senior secondary school students were randomly selected from six secondary school in Ibadan. Data was collected using a self-structured questionnaire that conveys all the variables under study. Percentage was used to answer the research questions while Pearson product moment correlation coefficient was used to test the hypothesis postulated. The findings indicated that information sources that are mostly available in secondary schools are the teachers and lesson notes while library and internet facilities are the least available. The result of the hypothesis showed significant relationship between the independent variables {information sources availability and use) and dependent variable (academic performance). r{206}=21. P<.01. And r (206)=A2,p< 01 respectively. Implication for counseling and recommendations were made based of the results of the findings. American Journal of Educational Research, 2015, Vol.3, No.11, 1346-1349


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