INFLUENCE OF LECTURER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP ON STUDENT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN IGNATIUS AJURU UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION IN RIVERS STATE

Gladys Ejimole Aleru (PhD), Ihua-Jonathan Nwovuhoma (PhD)

Abstract


The study examined the influence of lecturer-student relationship on student academic performance. In order to achieve the purpose of the study, the researcher formulated three (3) objectives, three (3) research questions and three (3) null hypotheses that guided the study respectively. The study adopted descriptive research design. The population of this study was three hundred (300) students comprising of one hundred and forty (140) male students and one hundred and sixty (160) female students randomly selected from the four levels in the department of Educational Management in Ignatius Ajuru University of Education. The  entire population was studied using the census sampling technique, due to the manageable population size. The research instrument for the study was a self-developed questionnaire titled, “Influence of lecturer-student relationship on student academic performance questionnaire. (ILSRSAPQ). Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions. The criterion mean used in scoring the instruments was 2.50 which signified ‘Agree’ to a questionnaire item, as items below 2.50 denoted ‘Disagree’. The null hypotheses formulated were tested, using z-test statistics at 0.05 level of significance which is a test of difference of mean. Based on the findings, the study revealed that Effective communication influence female and male students’ academic performance to a high extent, Lecturer Commitment influence female and male students’ academic performance to a high extent and that Learning Environment influence female and male students’ academic performance to a high extent in the department of Educational Management in Ignatius Ajuru University of Education. Based on the findings of the study, it was therefore, recommended that; Lecturers should ensure effective communication during lecture delivery as this will promote classroom which effectiveness and positive students’ academic performance and educational administrators should ensure that lecturers are committed as this will enhance high level of instructional delivery in lecture delivery and improve students’ academic performance


Keywords


Influence, Lecturer-Student, Relationship, Student, Academic Performance, Effective Communication, Learning Environment

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