IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 8, August 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
AWODUN, Adebisi O, ONI, Samuel A. & ALADEJANA, Alaba L
The Students’ Variables as Predictor of Secondary School Students’ Performance in Physics in Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Nigeria was investigated in this study. The study adopted a survey research design of the ex-post facto type. The sample comprised 120 senior secondary school II Physics students drawn from the six secondary schools in Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti state. The instruments used for the study was questionnaire and past academic performance in Physics of the students involved in the study. Two research hypotheses were generated and analysed in the study using Pearson’s Moment Correlation and Multiple regression statistical analysis. Among others, the study revealed that: students‘ variables (study habit, attitude to and interest of students in Physics) are better predictors of students’ performance in Physics, while student gender has no influence on students academic performance (is a poor predictor). The results also revealed the individual contribution of students’ variables to students performance in term of beta weight 0.222 (22.2%), 0.196 (19.6%), 0.142 (0.14.2%) and 0.020 (2%) for students attitude to Physics, study habit, students interest and gender of the students respectively. Conclusion and recommendations were also made in this paper.