AN INVESTIGATION ON THE INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT ON THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN BUSINESS STUDIES, OYO WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, OYO STATE
Sunday Adeagbo (Ph.D)
The study examined school environment and academic achievement of business studies students in Oyo west local government area secondary schools. The study adopted causal-comparative design. The study was guided by four research questions and one hypothesis. The population of the study comprises of 40 business studies teachers. All the population was used as sample using purposive sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire based on a 5-point rating scale of Very High Extent = 5, High Extent = 4, Moderate Extent = 3, Low Extent = 2, and Very Low Extent = 1. The instrument was face and content validated by three experts from the department of Business and Entrepreneurship Education, Kwara State University, Malete. Reliability of the instrument was established by administering copies of the instrument to 30 respondents that were not part of the study population at Iganmode Grammar School, Ota. The instrument was administered on the pilot study twice and Cronbach Alpha correlation was used to analysed the two set of scores obtained which yielded 0.075 co-efficient, thus, the instrument was adjudged reliable. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions. The study found out that to high extent school buildings, typing pool or computer laboratory and location of schools influences academic achievement of business studies students in secondary schools. Among others, it was recommended that adequate and conducive classroom building and typing pool to be provided in secondary schools to enhance academic achievement of business studies students.