GENDER DIFFERENCES AS DETERMINANT OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN SCIENCE BASED COURSES IN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IKERE-EKITI, EKITI STATE, NIGERIA
Ogunseemi, O. Emmanuel and Daramola, M. Adesola
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
According to several measures, girls lag behind boys in science education. They also enroll in fewer terms, do not perform as well on tests, and demonstrate less interest in science and science related courses as they progress through school. The above formed the basis for this study which looked into gender differences as determinants of academic achievements in science based courses in colleges of education, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State Nigeria. This study comprised of six integrated science combinations of part three students of school of science, College of Education, Ikere – Ekiti. Out of which two hundred and forty students were selected to form the subject of the study. The two instruments used for gathering information for the study were science achievement test and science attitudinal scale. The question raised was tested with the use of t-test analysis and it was concluded that there was significant difference in the achievements of male and female students when exposed to different activities while there was no significant difference in the achievements of male and female students when they are exposed to the same activity in science.