STUDENTS' GENDER AND NUMERICAL PROFICIENCY IN SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICS IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA
Funke Susan Apata
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study investigated the influence of students' gender on numerical proficiency in secondary school physics in kwara state. Eighty one coeducational secondary schools were selected using purposive sampling technique. Numerical Proficiency Test comprised of questions in practical physics and physics theory was administered to secondary school III physics students in each of the schools. The test lasted for 2hr 40min. sampled students of 405 males and 405 females were involved. Data collected were subjected to t-test. Two null hypotheses formed were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Results show that males had higher numerical proficiency than their female counterparts in physics theory. Similar trend was observed for physics practical. It was concluded that male students perform better than the female students in numerical proficiency in secondary school physics.