Students Creativity and Their Academic Performances in Science Subjects: Implications for Educational Evaluation

Abstract

This study carefully examined the influence of students’ creativity on their academic performances in SSII science subjects. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study. Four (4) research questions and four (4) hypotheses guided the study. Sample sizes of 1000 students were drawn from the 24 senior secondary schools in Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers State using the simple random sampling technique. The self-constructed questionnaires and the standardized promotion results in science subjects generated date for the study. Pearson product moment correlation (PPMC) was used to answer the research questions while the transformed scores into t-test statistics were used to test the hypotheses at 5% probability level. The results obtained showed that students creativity significantly influence their academic performances in science subjects. Consequently, the following are recommended; creative teaching methods and government to provide some remuneration to teachers with creative teaching abilities among others.

Keywords: Creativity, science and students’ academic performance.

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