Administration of behavior modification as a psychological technique for effective classroom management in teaching and learning of chemistry among senior secondary school students in Zonal Education Quality Assurance, Kankia, Katsina State

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The study titled administration of behavior modification as a psychological technique for effective classroom management in teaching and learning of chemistry among senior secondary school students in Zonal Education Quality Assurance, Kankia,Katsina State. The studyrandomly sampled 120 SS II students from four senior secondary schools in Kankia Zonal Education Quality Assurance. It was quasi-experimental research design consists of two groups, experimental and control groups. The subjects consist of 60 students in each group randomly selected using simple random sampling technique, making a total of 120 students in both groups. The subjects in experimental group classroom were taught concept of chemistry balancing equation usingbehavior modification techniques while the subjects in the control group classroom were taught without behavior modification technique. Chemistry Achievement Test was used as instrument for data collection. Performance of the two groups were compared using post-test mean scores, t-test independent sample at a significant level p=0.05. The finding from the study shows that those students taught using behavior modification techniques performed better than those taught without the use of behavior modification techniques. Also, the study revealed no significant difference between the performance of male and female students taught concept of chemistry balancing equation using behavior modification technique. Based on the findings of the study, recommendations were made and these include; chemistry teachers should modify the behavior of their students for optimal performance and teachers should treat all the students equally regardless of their gender.

Citation: Sa’adatu Atiku, Abdulhameed Saidu & Zainab Musa Iliasu (2022) Administration of behavior modification as a psychological technique for effective classroom management in teaching and learning of chemistry among senior secondary school students in Zonal Education Quality Assurance, Kankia, Katsina State, British Journal of Education, Vol.10., Issue 8, pp. 67-73

 

Keywords: Behaviour, Classroom, Management, modification, psychological technique

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37745/bje.2013/vo10.n8pp6773

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 67-73 (Download PDF)

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