Prof. C. O. Iji and Mr. O. F. Sunday
Department of Mathematics Education, Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi, Nigeria
The study found out the influence of motivational practices on the Academic Performance in Mathematics of Senior Secondary School students in Makurdi Local Government Area, Benue State, Nigeria. Four objectives with four research questions guided the study and one hypothesis was formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The design of the study was the ex-post facto research design. The population of the study was 1738 senior secondary school students. A sample size of 100 students was drawn using simple random sampling techniques. The instrument for data collection was questionnaire titled “Motivational Practices Performance Questionnaire (MPPQ)” The instrument was validated and found to be highly reliable. The data collected was analyzed using mean, standard deviation and t-test statistic. The findings of the study revealed that, Motivational Practices have significant influence on the academic performance of Senior Secondary schools students in mathematics, among others. The study recommended that Parents, mathematics teachers, school administrator should be made to realize the importance of motivating their children, and students in order to perform better in mathematics and general in their academics.
Keywords: Mathematics, Motivational Practices, Academic Performance, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary Education
How to Cite this Article:
Iji, C. O. & Sunday, O. F. (2023). Influence of Motivational Practices on the Academic Performance in Mathematics of Senior Secondary School Students in Makurdi Local Government Area, Benue State, Nigeria. VillageMath Educational Review (VER), 5(1), 29-39. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10423893