ERIC Number: EJ1072812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Measures to Combat Research Phobia among Undergraduates for Knowledge Creation in Imo State
Ihebereme, Chioma I.
African Higher Education Review, v5 p77-86 Feb 2012
The study examined the measures to combat research phobia among undergraduates in order to achieve knowledge creation. The study used Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri in Imo State as case study. An 11-item four point Likert-type scale of Agreed (A) = 4 points, Strongly Agreed (SA) = 3 points, Disagreed (D) = 2 points and Strongly Disagreed (SD) = 1 point was used to elicit responses from lecturers (supervisors of research work) and undergraduates. The population of the study comprised 28 lecturers and 800 final year degree students in the department of educational foundations and administration. Purposive sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 80 undergraduates. No sampling was carried out from the population of the lecturers (supervisors of students research work) because the population was small and manageable. Three research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions whereas the hypothesis was tested using the t-test. The findings of the study revealed among others that students were frightened by critical comments made by their supervisors on their research work as well as the financial involvements for executing the research work. It was therefore recommended among others that there should be proper orientation of students before approving research topics for them and constitution of quality research assurance committee for complaints on research matters.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Research Problems, Research Projects, Student Research, Anxiety, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Scholarship, Likert Scales, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Needs Assessment, Educational Administration, Educational Quality, Research Reports, Capacity Building, Student Attitudes
University of North Texas. 1155 Union Circle, Denton, Texas 76203. Web site: https://www.coe.unt.edu/african-higher-education-review
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria