Assessment of fresh and returning undergraduates’ attitudes towards learning of Social Studies in University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Olokooba, Issa Nasiru ; Abdulsalam, Alliyu Ayodele (2020-06)

Empirical study

Article

This study examined fresh and returning undergraduates' attitudes towards learning of Social Studies in University of Ilorin, Nigeria. 100 level and 400 level students were sampled as the fresh and returning Social Studies undergraduates respectively using quota sampling technique. A researcher self-developed questionnaire was used for data collection while data collected were analysed using percentage. Mean was used to answer research questions while hypothesis was tested using Chi-square at 0.05 significance level. Findings of the study revealed that fresh undergraduates have positive attitude towards learning of Social Studies; returning undergraduates also have positive attitude towards learning Social Studies; and there was no significant difference between fresh and returning undergraduates‟ attitudes toward learning of Social Studies in the university. It was therefore concluded that there was no significant difference between fresh and returning undergraduate attitudes towards learning of Social Studies in the university. It was therefore recommended that emphasize should be laid on affective domain purposely to enhance learning and internalization of its contents in order to foster positive attitudes in Social Studies students.

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