INFLUENCE OF ECONOMICS TEACHERS’ PERSONALITY ON STUDENTS’ CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NSUKKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE

INFLUENCE OF ECONOMICS TEACHERS’ PERSONALITY ON STUDENTS’ CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NSUKKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE

ABSTRACT

The study investigated the influence of Economics teachers’ personality traits on students’ classroom performance in Public Secondary Schools in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu state. The study adopted the Ex-post facto research design.  The sample consisted of 19 teachers and their SS2 Economics students numbering 336. Nineteen schools were randomly selected out of thirty one Public secondary schools in Nsukka Local government Area of Enugu State.  Purposive sampling technique was used to select all the Economics teachers of SS2 in the 19 schools. Instrument for data collection was a researcher developed observational schedule titled the Influence of Economics teachers’ personality on classroom performance of students in Secondary Schools (ETPECP) was used for data collection. Students’ 3rd results were collected from the 19 teachers. Six research questions were answered using mean and standard deviation and six null hypotheses tested at 0.5 level of significance using t- test and ANOVA. Findings reveal that teachers’ gender, teaching experience, qualifications, interpersonal relationship with students, knowledge of the subject matter and attitude influence students classroom performance. Based on the findings Recommendations were made.