Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology
Modelling achievment in mathematics: The predictive role of affective variables among students
Usani J. Ofem 1 * , Sylvia V. Ovat 2, Hyacinth Ntah 3, Mercy I. Ani 1, Emeka Nwinyinya 1
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1 Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
2 University of Calabar, Nigeria
3 Avan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Nigeria
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Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 2024 - Volume 6 Issue 2, pp. 78-97
https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202426613

Article Type: Research Article

Published Online: 23 Apr 2024

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ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to model a pathway using affective variables to predict academic achievement in Mathematics among students. Causal –comparative research design with a total of 739 students were used for the study. Multivariate statistical techniques- multiple regression and path analysis procedures were used for data analysis. The result showed that all the variables combined had a strong effect in predicting achievement in Mathematics. The result indicated that the most meaningful causal model had thirteen significant pathways and that 68.22% of the total effect of the affective variables in predicting achievement in Mathematics were direct while 31.69% were indirect. It was also revealed that all the six affective variables directly impacted students ‘achievement in Mathematics. Learners’ sociability and academic optimism were found to contribute most significantly to the prediction of students’ achievement in Mathematics. The implications of the study were discussed, and policy suggestions made.
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In-text citation: (Ofem et al., 2024)
Reference: Ofem, U. J., Ovat, S. V., Ntah, H., Ani, M. I., & Nwinyinya, E. (2024). Modelling achievment in mathematics: The predictive role of affective variables among students. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 6(2), 78-97. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202426613
In-text citation: (1), (2), (3), etc.
Reference: Ofem UJ, Ovat SV, Ntah H, Ani MI, Nwinyinya E. Modelling achievment in mathematics: The predictive role of affective variables among students. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology. 2024;6(2), 78-97. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202426613
In-text citation: (1), (2), (3), etc.
Reference: Ofem UJ, Ovat SV, Ntah H, Ani MI, Nwinyinya E. Modelling achievment in mathematics: The predictive role of affective variables among students. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology. 2024;6(2):78-97. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202426613
In-text citation: (Ofem et al., 2024)
Reference: Ofem, Usani J., Sylvia V. Ovat, Hyacinth Ntah, Mercy I. Ani, and Emeka Nwinyinya. "Modelling achievment in mathematics: The predictive role of affective variables among students". Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology 2024 6 no. 2 (2024): 78-97. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202426613
In-text citation: (Ofem et al., 2024)
Reference: Ofem, U. J., Ovat, S. V., Ntah, H., Ani, M. I., and Nwinyinya, E. (2024). Modelling achievment in mathematics: The predictive role of affective variables among students. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 6(2), pp. 78-97. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202426613
In-text citation: (Ofem et al., 2024)
Reference: Ofem, Usani J. et al. "Modelling achievment in mathematics: The predictive role of affective variables among students". Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, vol. 6, no. 2, 2024, pp. 78-97. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202426613
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