PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF CLASS DURATION ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS

1K. A. AJIYO and 2IDIONG U. S.
1,2Department of Mathematics
Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo,
Ondo State, Nigeria.
1surestarkay@gmail.com  2idiongus@aceondo.edu.ng

Abstract

The study examined psychological impact of class duration on academics performance of Adeyemi college of Education’ students in mathematics A survey sampling procedure were used for the study and a total of three (300) students were selected as respondents. Questionnaire of eighteen (18) items was used in data collection. The data was analysed using t-test with the aid of Statistical Packages for Social Science (SPSS). The null hypotheses generated on the student interest, learning environment condition, student assimilation and class timing were rejected while their alternative hypotheses were accepted at 5% alpha level of significance. The findings reveal that, student love fixing their mathematics class in the morning than afternoon due to the fact that, they assimilate mathematics and mathematical concept faster at that time compare to other time. Conducive environment enhance teaching-learning process in view of this findings, government should provide schools with more teachers so that all mathematics and mathematical relayed subjects would be slated for morning and school site should be located in a conducive environment where teaching-learning process will be convenient for both teachers and students.

Keywords: Achievement, assimilation, class timing, conducive environment.