Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1775

Full Length Research Paper

Study habit and its impact on secondary school students’ academic performance in biology in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

Ebele Uju F.
  • Ebele Uju F.
  • Department of Science and Environmental Education, University of Abuja, Nigeria.
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Olofu Paul A.
  • Olofu Paul A.
  • Department of Science and Environmental Education, University of Abuja, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 20 December 2016
  •  Accepted: 30 March 2017
  •  Published: 23 May 2017

Abstract

Study habits is how one studies. That is, the habits which students form during their school years. Without good study habits, a student cannot succeed. Thus, this study investigated the impact of study habits on secondary school students’ academic performance in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The study was guided by one null hypothesis. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design as its plan. The sample of the study constituted of 1050 senior secondary school students drawn from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The instrument used for data collection was questionnaire. Chi-square was used for data analysis. The finding of the study revealed that there is significant relationship between study habits and students’ academic performance. It was recommended that teachers and school guidance counselors should collaboratively guide students on how to develop good study habits; thereby enhancing their academic success.

Key words: Habits, study habits, biology, impact and academic performance.