TABLE OF CONTENT
CHAPTER ONE 1
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY 1
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 5
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY 6
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY 7
1.5 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 8
1.6 RESEARCH HYPOTHESES 8
1.7 SCOPE/DELIMITATION OF THE STUDY 9
1.8 DEFINITION OF KEY WORDS 9
CHAPTER TWO 11
2.1. CONCEPT OF STUDY HABIT 11
2.2 CONCEPT OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE 16
2.3 FACTORS AFFECTING STUDY HABIT AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS 17
2.4 EFFECT OF STUDY HABIT ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS 20
CHAPTER THREE 28
METHODOLOGY / ...view middle of the document...
1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
In the era of globalization and technological revolution, education is considered as a first step for every human activity. It plays a vital role in the development of human capital and is linked with an individual well-being and opportunities for better living. It ensures the acquisition of knowledge and skills that enable individual to increase their productivity and improve their quality of life.
Success as the name implies is wished for by everybody but it is not easily come by on a mere platter of gold; one must work for it through hard work and diligence.
Schools, college, polytechnic and universities have no worth without student. The social and economic development of a country is directly linked with student academic performance; the desire of success is derived from individual’s concept of himself and in term of the meaning of various incentives as they spell success and failure in the eye of others.
The student performance play an important role in producing the best quality graduates who will become great leaders and manpower for a country thus responsible for the country economic and social development,( Ali et al.,2009) student performance occupies a very important place in education as well as in the learning process.
It has long been recognized that in the process of learning the study habits of the student plays an important role in their academic performance.
Learning is reflected in the way a student respond to environment, social, emotional and physical stimuli and understands new information.
The key to better learning and better academic performance in schools are good teachers, lecturers, good study environment, parent’s co-operation, high quality books and the most important is the study habit. Study habits are learning tendencies that enable students to work privately.
Azikiwe (1998) describes the study habit as “the adopted way and manner a student plans his private readings, after classroom learning so as to attain mastery of the subject”. According to her, “good study habits are good assets to learners because the (habits) assist students to attain mastery in areas of specialization and consequent excellent performance, while opposite constitute constraints to learning and achievement leading to failure”.
Good (1998) define the term study habits as: The student’s way of study whether systematic, efficient or inefficient etc”. Going by this definition it literally means that good study habit produces positive academic performance while inefficient study habit leads to academic failure.
In Nigeria, there are so many factors influencing the ability of students to cultivate effective and efficient study habit. Ozmert (2005) emphasized the importance of environmental influence as a major factor in the development of students studying habit. In the same vein, Adetunji and Oladeji (2007) submit that the environment of most children is not conducive for studying; it is in...