International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Full Length Research Paper

Motivation based on interest and confidence level at teaching core science subjects: Case study of Fouad Academy, Abuja

  Ogori Friday Akama  
Federal College of Education, Kontagora, Niger State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 06 May 2013
  •  Published: 31 July 2013



Motivational process can influence a child’s understanding. Students’ interest in some subjects being taught arouses confidence level, influences science students’ performance and reaction to success and failure. Data were analyzed through randomized sampling techniques using an answered questionnaire from fifty four students (54) of senior secondary one to senior secondary three at Fouad Academy Abuja. The data showed that interest and confidence level were independently defined as motivating science subject cognition, transfer and knowledge among students successfully. From inferred chi –square analysis of the studied parameters from senior secondary one (SS1) to three (SS3) for subject interest and confidence level, these tools were not found to be associative for motivation in the learning of some science subjects. Sex differential was a motive able variable but tends to merge with incremental challenge on class gaining.


Key words: Motivation, confidence level, subject interest, science subjects, senior secondary (SS).