ANAECHE, K.C and OZOFOR, NDIDIAMAKA and IYOKE, J. O
(2019)
*SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS'ATTITUDE TOWARDS
MATHEMATICS IN SCHOOLS IN ENUGU EAST LOCAL
GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE.*
JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION(JRSVE, 1 (1).
pp. 9-21.

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## Abstract

This study investigated secondary school students' attitude towards Mathematics in some selected schools in Enugu East Local Government Area Enugu State. The study was borne out of the increasing poor performance of students in Mathematics. It adopted a descriptive survey design. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. An adapted questionnaire on attitude scale called Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitude Scale(FSMAS) was used to collect data on students' attitude with respect to students' personal confidence to do Mathematics and perceived usefulness of Mathematics. A sample size of 300 (male = 120 and female = 180)SSS students was randomly sampled from five schools out of ten schools that was used for the study. The research questions were answered with mean score and standard deviation while the hypotheses were tested with t-test statistic at p-value of.05 level of significance. Thereafter, the findings revealed that there is significant difference between male and female students' personal confidence to do Mathematics. More so, there was no significant difference between male and female students' perceived usefulness of Mathematics. Based on the findings, the researchers recommended that Mathematics teachers, parents and all who come in contact with the students should encourage the students to develop more positive attitude towards Mathematics. More importantly, Mathematics teachers should be mindful of their actions, especially when in contact with the students, as this might make or mal students' attitude towards Mathematics.

Item Type: | Article |
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Subjects: | Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science |

Divisions: | Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences |

Depositing User: | mrs chioma hannah |

Date Deposited: | 20 Oct 2021 13:36 |

Last Modified: | 20 Oct 2021 13:36 |

URI: | http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/3273 |

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