Department of Physical Sciences
Joseph Ayo Babalola University
Osun State Ministry of Education
This study investigated the influence or impact of gender attitude on academic achievement in physics of Senior Secondary School students in Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria. Selection of the sample (92 S.S.S. 3 students) was done by simple random sampling techniques. A 20- items objective test in Physics and a 40 – items questionnaire measuring academic achievement and gender attitude respectively, were the instruments used for data
collection. Two null hypotheses were tested using Pearson’s productmoment correlation method and t-distribution test at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that students academic achievement in physics was significantly predicted by their attitude towards the subject (male or female). It is recommended that conscious efforts should be made by parents, teachers, and all to improve students self-image towards physics. Students should be encouraged by all to
form positive attitude toward physics.
International Journal of Research in Education Vol.13 No. 1 & 2
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