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Title: Effect of national Emotive Behaviour Therapy on Attitude and Mathematics Achiement of Students in Senior Secondary on in Makurdi Methropolis, Benue State
Authors: Ebojie, Ejemhen Grace
Keywords: Study, Effects Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Attitude Mathematics Achievement, Senior Secondary one, Makurdi Methropolis, Benue State
Issue Date: 3-Jun-2014
Abstract: Abstract This study investigated the effectiveness of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy on: (1) Attitude towards Mathematics and (2) Mathematics Achievement; of students in senior secondary one in Makurdi metropolis. The population comprised 4,000 boys and 3,500 girls. The research was 2*2 Control Group Experimental Design. A sample of 82 Senior Secondary One (SS 1) students, randomly selected was used. The experimental group comprised 22 male and 19 female students from one school while 24 male and 17 female students from another school constituted the control group. The researcher constructed the Test of Attitude towards Mathematics (TATM), face-validated by educational and counselling psychologists of the Benue State University and used it to measure Attitude towards Mathematics. She used a standardized Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT) to measure Mathematics Achievement. The researcher pilot-tested the instruments and obtained reliability coefficients of 0.89 in the MAT and 0.69 in the TATM. Pre- and post-test scores in Attitude towards Mathematics and in Mathematics Achievement were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Means and Standard Deviations were used to summarize the data. Two-way Analysis of Co-Variance (ANCOVA) at probability of '0.05' level of significance was used to accept or reject the hypotheses. The experimental Group (score = 12.6 ±4.4) performed better than the Control Group (score = 11.2 ± 3.2) in mathematics achievement. The major finding was that Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy is highly effective in improving mathematics achievement of secondary school students, irrespective of their sex and initial attitude. Even though the analysis of the data showed that Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy had no significant effect on Attitude towards Mathematics, there was strong evidence to the contrary when the Experimental Group is considered with its post-test mean score (64.56 ± 7.31) better than the pre-test mean score (62.91 ± 7.06). This study has established that Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, incorporated III lessons-delivery, significantly Improves Mathematics Achievement in secondary schools. Based on the findings, recommendations were made which include: The researcher should organize seminars and workshops to train mathematics teachers and students in the art and application of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in lesson-delivery.
URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/123456789/126
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