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Impact of Gender Orientation on Achievement Behaviour of Nigerian In-School Adolescents

Osita V. Ossai,Augustina O. Ede, VeraVictor-Aigbodion, Dominic U. Ngwoke., Agnes I Ononaiwu.

Abstract
This study investigated the impact of gender orientation on achievement behaviour of in-school adolescents. Two
research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The design of the study was ex-post facto design. The
target population was 22,296 in-school adolescents in Obollo-Afor and Nsukka Education Zones of Enugu State,
Nigeria. The sample for this study consisted of 816 masculine and feminine (determined from their scores on the
Gender Orientation Scale-(GOS) in-school adolescents randomly drawn through random sampling from 12 public
secondary schools in ObolloAfor and Nsukka Education Zones in Enugu State, Nigeria. Two instruments namely:
Gender Orientation Scale (GOS) and Achievement Behaviour Questionnaire (ABQ) were developed, validated and
used for the study. The internal consistency reliability co-efficient of the instruments obtained through Cronbach
alpha method were 0.87 and 0.96 for GOSand ABQrespectively. The instruments were administered to the
respondents through direct delivery, by the researcher and 3 research assistants. Mean and Standard Deviation
scores were used to answer the research questions. The hypotheses were tested at 0.05 probability level using
Analysis of Variance Statistic. Results showed that gender orientation significantly impacts on the achievement
behaviour of in-school adolescents. There were no significant interactions of gender orientation and school location
on achievement behaviour of in-school adolescents. It was concluded that gender orientation significantly impacts
on the achievement behaviour of in-school adolescents. Therefore, gender orientation is a critical factor that shapes
the level of achievement, aspiration and goals attained by in-school adolescents. Among the educational
implications is included that gender orientation is a major determining factor in the learning process, the in-school
adolescents would aspire higher and achieve their full potentials if their gender orientation is definitive. Based on
the findings it was recommended that the school authorities, teachers and stakeholders in the education sector should
help in increasing the campaign of gender sensitivity in the contemporary learning environments. By so doing,
instructional designers and textbook writers might adopt gender sensitive illustrations in pictorial representations in
the learning materials to minimize gender stereotypingin learning environments.

Key words: Gender Orientation, Achievement Behaviour, In-School Adolescents


 
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Osita V. Ossai,Augustina O. Ede, VeraVictor-Aigbodion, Dominic U. Ngwoke., Agnes I Ononaiwu. Impact of Gender Orientation on Achievement Behaviour of Nigerian In-School Adolescents. JCR. 2021; 8(3): 149-155. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.16


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Osita V. Ossai,Augustina O. Ede, VeraVictor-Aigbodion, Dominic U. Ngwoke., Agnes I Ononaiwu. Impact of Gender Orientation on Achievement Behaviour of Nigerian In-School Adolescents. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=108448 [Access: August 17, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.16


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Osita V. Ossai,Augustina O. Ede, VeraVictor-Aigbodion, Dominic U. Ngwoke., Agnes I Ononaiwu. Impact of Gender Orientation on Achievement Behaviour of Nigerian In-School Adolescents. JCR. 2021; 8(3): 149-155. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.16



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Osita V. Ossai,Augustina O. Ede, VeraVictor-Aigbodion, Dominic U. Ngwoke., Agnes I Ononaiwu. Impact of Gender Orientation on Achievement Behaviour of Nigerian In-School Adolescents. JCR. (2021), [cited August 17, 2021]; 8(3): 149-155. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.16



Harvard Style

Osita V. Ossai,Augustina O. Ede, VeraVictor-Aigbodion, Dominic U. Ngwoke., Agnes I Ononaiwu (2021) Impact of Gender Orientation on Achievement Behaviour of Nigerian In-School Adolescents. JCR, 8 (3), 149-155. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.16



Turabian Style

Osita V. Ossai,Augustina O. Ede, VeraVictor-Aigbodion, Dominic U. Ngwoke., Agnes I Ononaiwu. 2021. Impact of Gender Orientation on Achievement Behaviour of Nigerian In-School Adolescents. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (3), 149-155. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.16



Chicago Style

Osita V. Ossai,Augustina O. Ede, VeraVictor-Aigbodion, Dominic U. Ngwoke., Agnes I Ononaiwu. "Impact of Gender Orientation on Achievement Behaviour of Nigerian In-School Adolescents." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 149-155. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.16



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Osita V. Ossai,Augustina O. Ede, VeraVictor-Aigbodion, Dominic U. Ngwoke., Agnes I Ononaiwu. "Impact of Gender Orientation on Achievement Behaviour of Nigerian In-School Adolescents." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.3 (2021), 149-155. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.16



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Osita V. Ossai,Augustina O. Ede, VeraVictor-Aigbodion, Dominic U. Ngwoke., Agnes I Ononaiwu (2021) Impact of Gender Orientation on Achievement Behaviour of Nigerian In-School Adolescents. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (3), 149-155. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.03.16