International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 72

Full Length Research Paper

The relationship between students’ participation in school based extracurricular activities and their achievement in physics

Sunday A. Adeyemo
  Department of Science and Technology Education, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - B349AF92387
  • Vol.1(6), pp. 111-117, November 2010
  •  Accepted: 30 September 2010
  •  Published: 30 November 2010

Abstract

This study was carried out on the relationship between students’ participation in school based extracurricular activities and their achievement in physics. The samples used for the research work were selected randomly from four senior secondary schools in Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State. A total number of two hundred physics students comprising one hundred females and one hundred male students. Three null hypotheses were postulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance to find the relationship between students participation in school based extracurricular activities and their achievement in physics. The instruments used were students’ questionnaire and physics students achievement test (PAT). The data collected were analyzed using simple regression statistical analysis and the results of the findings showed that school based extracurricular activities having significant influence on students’ achievement in physics. Finally, it was recommended in this study that a larger sample from both rural and urban areas should be used by future researchers to give a fairly valid result; importance of extra-curricular activities to the students should be highly emphasized.

Key words: Student’s participation in school based extra-curricular activities, extra-curricular activities and student’s achievement in physics.

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