SOURCE AND STRUCTURE OF KNOWLEDGE FACTORS INFLUENCING STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENT IN ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS IN ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT

This study examined the source and structure of knowledge factors influencing students’ achievement in selected Accounting concepts in Ondo State, Nigeria. This has become necessary because of the poor performance of students in the subject. This research aimed to know the influence of the source and structure of knowledge factors on students achievement in Accounting because poor performance in the subject limits their potential for advancement to tertiary institutions and their career. The study adopted descriptive survey design. The sample consists of 201 students selected by simple random sampling in four secondary schools in Akoko North East Local Government, Ondo State. The data was subjected to multiple regression analysis and the results showed that there is no significant relationship between source and structure of knowledge and students’ achievement in Accounting concepts (r=0.13; p>0.05). The findings also showed that the source of knowledge (β= -0.06; t=-0.068; p>0.05) and the structure of knowledge (β=-0.05; t=-0.055; p>0.05) have no significant relative influence on students’ academic achievement in Accounting concepts.

Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that other factors that can possibly affect students’ performance in Accounting concepts such as parents’ factors, peer influence, students interest in the subject and the socio economic status or family background should be considered.

 

KEYWORDS: Source of Knowledge, Structure of Knowledge, Academic Achievement.

                                     

 

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title                                                                                                  Page

Title Page                                                                                          i

Certification                                                                                      ii

Dedication                                                                                         iii

Acknowledgement                                                                             iv

Abstract                                                                                            v

Table of Content                                                                                vi

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background to the Study                                                                    1

Statement of the Problem                                                                   4

Purpose of the Study                                                                          5

Research Questions                                                                           5

Significance of the Study                                                                   6

Scope of the Study                                                                             6

Definition of Terms                                                                           6

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURES

Introduction                                                                                       8

Theoretical Framework                                                                      8                

Source of Knowledge                                                                         10

Structure of Knowledge                                                                     11

Teachers’ Effectiveness and Academic Achievement                          12

Instructional Material Use and Academic Achievement                       14

Internet Usage and Academic Achievement                                        15

Curriculum and Academic Achievement                                             17

Method of Teaching and Academic Achievement                               19

Summary                                                                                           21

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODS

Introduction                                                                                       23

Research Design                                                                                23

Population of the Study                                                                      23

Sample and Sampling Technique                                                        24

Research Instruments                                                                         24

Validity of the Instrument                                                                  25

Reliability of the Instrument                                                               25

Administration of the Instrument                                                        25

Data Analysis                                                                                    26

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

Demographic Data Presentation                                                          27

 

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

Discussion of Findings                                                                             30

Summary                                                                                             31

Conclusion                                                                                        31

Recommendations                                                                             32

Limitations to the Study                                                                     32

Suggestions for Further Studies                                                          33

REFERENCES                                                                                34

APPENDIX                                                                                      41

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