Intensive Reading As a Study Habit and Students’ Academic Achievement in Economics in Selected Secondary Schools in Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Nnenna Ngozi Benwari, Ebi- Bulami Bridget Nemine


Learners acquire knowledge in various ways and in various degrees. This paper examined the effect of intensivereading, homework and assignment as study habits on academic achievement of students in selected secondaryschools in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The sample for this study was made up of 140 students randomly selected from theschools. Two research questions were raised and the Chi Square statistical tool was used to analyze the data. Theresult yielded the X2 values of 13.2 and 14.32 with a critical value 7.81. At 3 degree of freedom and 0.05 level ofsignificant the result shows that intensive reading, homework and assignment as study habits are among the factorsthat affect academic achievement in Economics as a subject among secondary school students in Bayelsa State. Thepaper therefore recommended among other things that more emphasis should be laid on intensive reading as a studyhabit by students to improve on their academic achievement.

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