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The Impact of Teacher Creativity Fostering Behaviouron Studentsí Interest in Biology in Enugu State, Nigeria

Okoro Alphonsus Uchenna (Ph.D), Nwagbo, Chinwe Rose (Ph.D).

Abstract
The importance of creativity in education has been emphasized in recent research studies hence this study
investigated the impact of teacher creativity fostering behaviour on interest in Biology among secondary school
students. To achieve this objective, the study employed causal comparative (ex-post facto) design because the
independent variables being investigated were pre-existing and so could not be manipulated to determine the effect
on dependent variables. Two research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The
population of the study consisted of all the 5693 (2254 females and 3439 males) SS1 Biology students and 62 SS1
Biology teachers of all the 48 public senior secondary schools in ObolloAfor education zone of Enugu state. A
sample of 270 SS1 Biology students and 24 SS1 Biology teachers from 48 schools in the zone were drawn through
proportionate stratified random sampling technique. The instruments used for data collection were Teacher
Creativity Fostering Behaviour Index (TCFBI) which was adopted from Copley (cited in Soh 2015) and Biology
Interest inventory (BII} developed by the researcher. Cronbach Alpha statistics was used to determine the internal
consistency of BAT items and a reliability coefficient of 0.80 was obtained. Mean and standard deviations were used
to answer research questions while ANCOVA was used to test the null hypotheses. The results of the study found
out that students who were taught by teachers of high level of creativity fostering behaviuor had better interest in
biology compare with those whose teachers have moderate or low creativity levels; that male students have higher
interest in biology in relation to teacher creativity fostering behaviour. Favourable teaching and learning
environment was, therefore, recommended in biology classroom in order to boost studentsí interest in biology.

Key words: Creativity, Fostering Behaviour, Interest, Biology Teacher


 
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Okoro Alphonsus Uchenna (Ph.D), Nwagbo, Chinwe Rose (Ph.D). The Impact of Teacher Creativity Fostering Behaviouron Studentsí Interest in Biology in Enugu State, Nigeria. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 1445-1453. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.144


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Okoro Alphonsus Uchenna (Ph.D), Nwagbo, Chinwe Rose (Ph.D). The Impact of Teacher Creativity Fostering Behaviouron Studentsí Interest in Biology in Enugu State, Nigeria. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=86466 [Access: June 08, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.144


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Okoro Alphonsus Uchenna (Ph.D), Nwagbo, Chinwe Rose (Ph.D). The Impact of Teacher Creativity Fostering Behaviouron Studentsí Interest in Biology in Enugu State, Nigeria. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 1445-1453. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.144



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Okoro Alphonsus Uchenna (Ph.D), Nwagbo, Chinwe Rose (Ph.D). The Impact of Teacher Creativity Fostering Behaviouron Studentsí Interest in Biology in Enugu State, Nigeria. JCR. (2021), [cited June 08, 2021]; 8(2): 1445-1453. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.144



Harvard Style

Okoro Alphonsus Uchenna (Ph.D), Nwagbo, Chinwe Rose (Ph.D) (2021) The Impact of Teacher Creativity Fostering Behaviouron Studentsí Interest in Biology in Enugu State, Nigeria. JCR, 8 (2), 1445-1453. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.144



Turabian Style

Okoro Alphonsus Uchenna (Ph.D), Nwagbo, Chinwe Rose (Ph.D). 2021. The Impact of Teacher Creativity Fostering Behaviouron Studentsí Interest in Biology in Enugu State, Nigeria. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 1445-1453. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.144



Chicago Style

Okoro Alphonsus Uchenna (Ph.D), Nwagbo, Chinwe Rose (Ph.D). "The Impact of Teacher Creativity Fostering Behaviouron Studentsí Interest in Biology in Enugu State, Nigeria." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 1445-1453. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.144



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Okoro Alphonsus Uchenna (Ph.D), Nwagbo, Chinwe Rose (Ph.D). "The Impact of Teacher Creativity Fostering Behaviouron Studentsí Interest in Biology in Enugu State, Nigeria." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 1445-1453. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.144



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Okoro Alphonsus Uchenna (Ph.D), Nwagbo, Chinwe Rose (Ph.D) (2021) The Impact of Teacher Creativity Fostering Behaviouron Studentsí Interest in Biology in Enugu State, Nigeria. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 1445-1453. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.144