Tag Archives: Home Economics

Effect of Cognitive Acceleration Training Programme on the Achievement of Upper Basic Two Students in Home Economics (Published)

This study examined the effect of cognitive Acceleration Training Programme on the Achievement of Upper Basic Students in Home Economics. The study adopted quasi- experimental design of non- randomized pre-test post-test control type. The sample consisted of 390 (196 males and 194 females) upper basic two Home Economics students drawn from eight schools, using purposive sampling technique. Cognitive Acceleration Training Programme (CATP) was used for the treatment, while Home Economics Achievement Test (HEAT) was used for pre- and post- test. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Findings of the study revealed that students who were exposed to CATP, in addition to conventional method of teaching, exhibited higher achievement (1,379= 214.961, P=0.00< 0.05). It was also found out that the difference in the achievement score of male and female students exposed to CATP is not significant (1,212= .092, P=762>0.05). It was recommended that Cognitive Acceleration Training Programme be introduced into upper basic curriculum, so as to enhance academic achievement, especially in Home Economics.


Keywords: Achievement, Gender, Home Economics, cognitive acceleration

The Level of Health Literacy In Relation To Academic Variables among Students of Home Economics at Najran University (Published)

The current study is an attempt to identify the level of health literacy among students of Home Economics program. It also aims to identify the significant differences among the sample responses due to the academic variables of grade, academic level, father education, and mother education. The descriptive approach utilized and a health literacy scale applied to a sample of (97) female students of Home Economics program at Najran University. The results concluded that the level of health literacy among the participants is low since their performances are less than the adequate level identified by the study. The statistical analysis shows that there are significant differences among respondents due to grade since students with high grades achieve a higher level of health education. In addition, there are significant differences among respondents due to father education and mother education, as health literacy is directly proportional to the academic level of parents. However, there are no significant differences attributed to the variable of student academic level.

Keywords: Academic Variables, Health education, Home Economics

The Impact of Learning Object Repository (Lor) In the Development of Pattern Making Skills of Home Economics Students (Published)

This study aims to examine the impact of e-learning object repository (LOR) in the development of pattern making skills of home economics students at the faculty of education. The sample consists of (50) students from the Fifth level of the home economics program, (25) students represented the first experimental group whereas the other (25) constituted the other experimental group. The first experimental group learnt by using the e-search, while the second one learnt by using LOR. An achievement test and product evaluation card were used to collect data. The Canadian Repository MERLOT II was adapted and used in the experiment. Findings showed that there are significant differences between the two experimental groups in pattern making skills and related achievement in favor of the second experimental group.

Keywords: Home Economics, LOR, Learning object, Learning object repository, Pattern Making Basics, pattern making skills

Teacher Demographic Variables and Students’s Academic Achievement in Secondary Schools Home Economics in Calabar Educational Zone of Cross River State (Published)

This study investigated the influence of teacher demographic variables on secondary School students’ academic achievement in Home Economics in Calabar educational zone of Cross River State. Hypotheses were postulated to guide the study. Some relevant literatures were reviewed based on the two variables of the study. The study adopted a survey design. Simple random sampling technique was utilized to draw four hundred and twenty (420) respondents comprising of twenty (20) Home Economics teachers and four hundred (400) JSS III Students from the population. Two sets of instruments were used to elicit information from the sample. These instruments include: “Teacher demographic variables questionnaire” (T.D.V.Q) and “Home Economics Achievement Test” (HEAT). Kuder Richardson formular – 21 was used to establish the reliability coefficient of HEAT with an estimate of 0.77. T-Test was used in the data analysis. The results of data analysis showed that the two hypotheses were significant at 0.05 probability level. This means that educational qualifications and experience of the teacher influence significantly the students’ academic achievement in Home Economics in the study area. Based on these findings some recommendations were made.

Keywords: Academic Achievement, Calabar Educational Zone, Cross River State, Home Economics, Secondary Schools, Students, Teacher Demographic Variables