Integrity Research Journals

ISSN: 2636-5995
Model: Open Access/Peer Reviewed
DOI: 10.31248/IJET
Start Year: 2016

Study habit and academic performance of Christian Religious Studies students in Federal College of Education, Zaria, Nigeria   |   Article Number: 7D59A3402   |   Vol.1 (3) - August 2017

Received Date: 14 July 2017   |   Accepted Date: 01 August 2017  |   Published Date: 30 August 2017

Authors:  Adam Adem Anyebe* and Anyebe Ada

Keywords: Academic performance, networking, student, study habits, time allocation, time management.

It has been observed that majority of students do not have effective study habit skills that are proportional to their academic demands. In recent times, reports of large scale academic failures among Nigerian students have become a subject of concern for stakeholders. Although, a lot have been written on study habits and academic performance of students in many areas but the effects of study habits on academic performance of CRS students seems to be a neglected area. This study, therefore, attempts to isolate time allocation and management as a factor of study habits and examine its effects on the academic performance of CRS students in Federal College of Education, Zaria. The following hypothesis that “there is no significant difference in the opinions of CRS students on the effects of time allocation and management on academic performance in Federal College of Education, Zaria” guided the study. Primary and secondary data used in the study were collected through Study Habit Inventory and other relevant materials.  The primary data were analyzed using tables and simple percentages while independent t-test was employed to test the hypothesis.  The results revealed that majority of CRS students at NCE level in Federal College of Education, Zaria used poor time allocation and management which was likely to have affected their academic performance. It was therefore recommended, among others, that students should be counseled on the effective time allocation and management.

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