Influence of Television Viewing on Academic Performance: A case study of senior secondary school students in Kaduna State.

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Association for the Advancement of Education, Health, Environment, and Technology Research, University of Benin, Edo State.


Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the Influence of Television on Academic Performance of Senior Secondary School Students in Zaria Educational Zone, Kaduna State. Descriptive research design using survey method was adopted. The population for the study was drawn from six (6) senior secondary schools in Zaria, Sabon Gari and Giwa Local Government Area in Zaria Educational Zone, Kaduna State, Nigeria. Three hundred and fifty (350) senior secondary school students were randomly selected using proportional sampling technique. The instruments used for the collection of data were the questionnaires, the students test and examination results for six (6) subjects. The hypothesis was tested in order to provide valid solution to the research question in the work. The data collected were statistically analyzed using Mann-Whitney Test one way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and two-tail t-test, at 0.05 significant level. This revealed the students who spent short time viewing television performed better in their examination mean scores than whose who spend longer time and non-users. This implied that the amount of time, spent on television had significant effect on academic performance of senior secondary school students. Recommendations were made based on the result.



Television, Academic performance