A STUDY OF THE CORRELATION BETWEEN TEACHERS’ GENDER AND STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN ECONOMICS IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS
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The study examined teachers’ gender and its effect on the performance of students in English Language in selected secondary schools of Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State. Relevant and related literatures were reviewed under relevant sub-headings.
The descriptive research survey design was used for the assessment of respondents’ opinions with the use of the questionnaire and the sampling technique.
A total of two hundred respondents, made up of 100 males and 100 females) were involved in this study. A total of four null hypotheses were formulated and tested in this study with the use of the Pearson Product Moment Correlational Coefficient tool at 0.05 level of significance.
At the end of the analyses, the following outcomes emerged:
1. There is a significant relationship between teachers’ gender and students’ performance in English Language.
- Hypothesis two shows that there is no significant relationship between female teachers’ preference for male students and their performance in English Language.
- It was also found in hypothesis three that there is no significant relationship between male teachers’ preference for male students and their performance in English Language.
- Hypothesis four reveals that there is a significant relationship between teachers’ preference for the opposite sex and students academic performance in school.