ISSN Print: 2472-9450  ISSN Online: 2472-9469
International Journal of Psychology and Cognitive Science  
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Competitive Learning Style and Secondary School Students’ Academic Achievement in English Language in Imo State
International Journal of Psychology and Cognitive Science
Vol.6 , No. 3, Publication Date: Oct. 28, 2020, Page: 23-27
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Annabel Obinna-Akakuru, Department of Educational Psychology, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Nigeria.


Mary Ndubuisi, Department of Educational Psychology, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Nigeria.


Loveth Nwaji, Department of Biology, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Nigeria.


Ojiugo Akakuru, Department of Social Studies, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Nigeria.


Sylvia Madu, Department of Educational Psychology, Federal University Ndiufu-Alike, Ikwo, Nigeria.


This study investigated the effect of competitive learning style on secondary school students’ academic achievement in English Language in Imo State and also the interactive effect of gender on the academic achievement of secondary school students in English Language. Two research questions guided the study and two hypotheses were formulated and tested at p < 0.05. The study adopted the quasi- experimental pre-test, post-test design. The sample consisted of 100 SS2 students drawn from two government secondary schools in Imo State. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the schools, while random sampling technique was used to assign the schools to experimental groups. The instrument for data collection was a researcher-made English Language Achievement Test (ELAT). Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the hypotheses. The result revealed that Competitive Learning Style improved the academic achievement of students, and females were better receptors of the instructional strategy. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made which includes that regular workshop should be organized so that teachers in secondary schools can be acquainted with effective active learning pedagogies, which can be combined with Competitive Learning Style to improve the academic achievement of students in English Language.


Academic Achievement, Competitive Learning Style, English Language, Gender


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