Browsing Department of Science and Technology Education by Subject "Achievement in physics"
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- ItemOpen AccessInfluence of Social Networking Sites Usage and Time Spent on the Achievement of Tertiary Institution Students in Physics in Nigeria(Department of Lifelong and Continuing Education, University of Lagos, 2018) Babajide, V.F.T.; Ofoegbu, N.R.This study investigated the influence of social networking sites (SNSs) usage and time spent on academic achievement of Physics students in tertiary institutions in Lagos State. The study is an ex-post facto of descriptive research design. The sample size consisted of 200 respondents in tertiary institutions randomly selected from 5 tertiary institutions in Lagos State. A validated structured questionnaire on networking site usage and time spent in the usage and Physics Achievement Test (PAT) were the two instruments used in collecting data. The reliability coefficient of the PAT and questionnaire were calculated to be 0.72 and 0.763 using the split half and Cronbach –Alpha respectively. The data collected were analyzed using frequencies, percentages and the pair sampled t-tests. The result shows that students spent an average of 2-4 hours daily on the social networking sites and they were connected to numerous social networking sites, however Facebook was found to be the most popular site subscribed to. Also, social networking sites had a significant effect on students’ academic achievement in physics. The study recommends that social networking sites be used as channels of educational interaction in tertiary institutions as against the use of obsolete means of information transfer as paper mail or e-mails in order to get today’s digital natives. A more accessible internet and stable power supply will encourage the use of the network sites, which can be incorporated into education to enhance academic excellence.
- ItemOpen AccessStudents' perception of mathematics as correlate of achievement in Secondary School Physics(Faculty of Education, Kampala International University, Dar Es Salam, Tanzania, 2017-08) Babajide, V.F.T.; Akinoso, S.O.This study investigated the perception of students in knowledge of Mathematics as correlate to academic achievement in Physics. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. Four hundred and eighty (480) Physics students were randomly selected from ten secondary schools across two local governments (five schools from Ibadan North and five schools from Ibadan South West Local Government) out of eleven local governments in Ibadan. Four research questions guided the study. A structured questionnaire (r = 0.72) and Physics achievement test (r = 0.77) were instruments used in data collection. Descriptive statistics, Pearson Moment Correlation and regression analysis were used to analyze the data. The results showed that students were of the opinion that Mathematics is needed for good performance in Physics. Also, a positive correlation was obtained between the opinion of students and achievement in Physics; all the variables of students' opinion contributed to the total variance and the overall contribution was 0.8%. The influence of the knowledge of Mathematics on performance in Physics made significant contribution while study habit, extra lesson and availability of text books made no significant contribution to students' achievement in Physics. These accounted for the low percentage contribution. This implies that other factors which were not investigated in this study accounted for the remaining 99.2%. Therefore, students that wish to study Physics or other science subject must have adequate knowledge of Mathematics.