Gender Differentiation as a Determinant of Students’ Academic Achievement in General English Courses in Nigerian Colleges of Education

Abstract

This work investigated the attitude of male and female students towards General English and their achievement in the course in Nigerian colleges of education. Three research hypotheses were set and t-test was used to test the significant difference in the attitudes of students to General English based on gender. The instrument was also used to find out if there is a significant difference between male and female students’ achievement in General English. Pearson product moment Correlative co-efficient was used to find out if there is any significant relationship between students’ attitudes to General English and their achievement in the course based on gender. Simple sampling technique was used to select two hundred male and two hundred female students used for the research. The findings revealed that there was a significant difference in the attitude of male and female students to General English. It was also discovered that there was a significant difference in their achievement in General English. The findings equally showed that there was a relationship between students’ attitude to, and achievement in General English. It was therefore recommended that male students should be encouraged to develop positive attitude to General English, more General English lecturers should be employed, and management in colleges of education should make provision for more lecture theatres, public address system and other facilities that can enhance the teaching and learning of General English.

Foyewa, R.A.  (2019) Gender Differentiation as a Determinant of Students’ Academic Achievement in General English Courses in Nigerian Colleges of Education, International Journal of English Language and Linguistics Research, Vol.7, No 6, pp. 69-76,

Keywords: Achievement, Gender, General English, attitude

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