Received Date: 01 July 2019 | Accepted Date: 07 August 2019 | Published Date: 30 August 2019
Keywords: students, behaviour, Basic Science and Technology, influence, teacher.
Teachers are trained and certificated professionals who give direction and advice to learners. Teachers’ behaviour, academic achievement and acquired skills have direct bearing on students’ personality. Teachers are the main factors in educational development of a nation. It is in this view that this study is geared at investigating the influence of teachers on Nigerian students’ behaviour in Basic Science and Technology for comprehending previous research studies and exploring new variables plaguing the subject. The study made use of survey research design while the population comprised 50 Basic Science teachers and 450 public and private Upper Basic School Students in the selected Local Government Area in Ogbomoso Educational Zone of Oyo State. A self-developed questionnaire on influence of teachers on students’ behaviour in Basic Science and Technology was developed for data collection. The instrument was validated; Cronbach Alpha Reliability Coefficient produced value of 0.86. One research question and one null hypothesis guided the study. The results were analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency count and simple percentage) and inferential statistics (t-test) to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The result showed that teachers’ qualification has greater influence on students’ behaviour towards Basic Science and Technology while disposition to duty, methodology, coverage of scheme of work, attending workshops and seminars on subject matter also have significant effects on behaviour of Nigerian students towards Basic Science and Technology. Based on these findings, recommendations were made.
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