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ERIC Number: ED533565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Psycho-Social Issues in Females Study of Science and Technology
Iyabo, Omoniyi Mary Banke; Oke, Oloruntegbe Kunle
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 4 p473-481 2012
The study investigated the relationship between psycho-social factors with females study of science and technology course at the institutions of higher learning in Nigeria and its counseling implications. Three research questions and hypotheses were raised to guide the study. The subjects for the study comprised 240 undergraduate female students from the Faculty of Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. The causal comparative (ex-post-facto) research design was employed and a self-constructed validated questionnaire used to elicit information from the subjects. Pearson moment correlation inferential statistics were used for data analysis. The results showed that girls' attitudes towards science had a significant relationship with their anxiety towards mathematics. Societal expectation and teachers; methods of teaching were weakly related to girls' performances in science. The counseling implications were discussed and recommendations were made. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria