Personal Variables and Students' Academic Performance of Virtual Classroom Learners of Social Studies in Secondary Schools in Uyo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State


  •  Bisong Anthony Etta    
  •  Oko Bernard Atrogor    
  •  John Eteng Imoke    
  •  Achu Regina Anyungwu    
  •  Owor Effiom Owor    

Abstract

The study examines the factors of age, gender and location of social studies students and their performance on a virtual classroom platform. The study adopted the quasi-experimental design. A specific class arm of 50 Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 students that were treated to a social studies lesson on family. The researcher developed a Social Studies Achievement Test (SSAT) with a reliability coefficient of .861; Cronbach Coefficient Alpha Statistics was administered to elicit student performance. The data collected were grouped based on age, gender and location. Mean (X ) score analysis indicated variance in performance based on personal factors, but, there was no significant correlation with academic performance of social studies students when taught using a virtual classroom platform, It was concluded that age and gender significantly influence students' academic performance in social studies using virtual classroom platform. The state government and education stakeholders adopted a virtual classroom strategy and teachers should be trained to use virtual classroom platforms for instruction for optimum educational effect in the study area.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1918-7173
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  • Started: 2009
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