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Age, Gender and Students' Attitude Towards the Study of Economics in some selected Secondary Schools in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State Nigeria


Volume 13, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages 1–9

 Age, Gender and Students' Attitude Towards the Study of Economics in some selected Secondary Schools in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State Nigeria

Victor EBIEFIE

Original language: English

Received 27 September 2014

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The main purpose of this research work was to examine the effect of age, gender and students' attitude towards the study of Economics in some selected secondary schools in Calabar municipality of Cross River state of Nigeria. The sample for this study was 120 senior secondary two students selected from four secondary schools in Calabar municipality, thirty students were randomly selected from each of the four schools using simple random sampling technique. Four hypotheses were postulated as a guide to this study and a 20 items questionnaire divided into four sections was used to get the required information. A simple Pearson's product moment correlation was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05% level of significance. It was found out that there is significant relationship between ages, gender, interest and motivation of the students and their attitude towards Economics. Based on these findings, it was recommended that since there is a significant relationship between students, ages, gender and their attitude towards economics, both sexes should be encourage and motivated to study Economics. Also, the existing examination bodies and Ministry of Education should use the knowledge embedded in this work to improve on the contents of their syllabuses in order to make it more relevant to the needs of the students. Given its importance in a world like ours, the authorities of our various schools and even the Ministry of Education should endeavour to make Economics a core course in the secondary school programme.

Author Keywords: Attitude, interest, motivation, economics, education, age, gender, involvement.


How to Cite this Article


Victor EBIEFIE, “Age, Gender and Students' Attitude Towards the Study of Economics in some selected Secondary Schools in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State Nigeria,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 1–9, January 2015.