Study Habits and Students’ Achievement in Mathematics in Ikono Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State


The study entitled study habits and students’ achievement in mathematics is designed to identify form and find out measures to stamp out these unhealthy study habits if any that are eating deep into the fabric of our Educational System. The study is a survey type. Two hypotheses were raised and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The sample of the study consisted of 120 senior secondary two mathematics students in 2017/2018 session selected from the study area. The instrument used in gathering data were Students’ Study Habits Questionnaire (SSHQ) and SS II second terminal examination result for 2017/2018 academic session. Independent t-test statistic was used to analyse the data obtained. The result shows that there is a significant relationship between students’ study habits and students’ achievement in Mathematics. There was no significant difference between male and female students’ achievement in mathematics that possess good study habits. Based on the findings, it is recommended among others that school administrators, mathematics teachers, government and parents should create a conducive environment, so as to inculcate and enhance good study habits among mathematics students.

Keywords: Students’ Achievement and Mathematics, study habits

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