Students’ Perception of Their Self-Efficacy as a Mechanism to Sustained Positive Attitude in Practical Agriculture

Jifin D. Tsojon, Graham A. Ehiemere, Fidelis H. Bonjoru

Abstract


This research examines the interest and self-efficacy of students of Colleges of Agriculture and Education both in Jalingo, Taraba state of Nigeria. A sample size of 186 agricultural students was drawn from the two institutions. The sample was drawn using proportionate stratified random sampling technique from agricultural students who had offered practical agriculture in their previous levels of study. The instrument used to elicit data for the study was a questionnaire termed students’ interest and self-efficacy questionnaire (SISEQ). A reliability coefficient of the instrument, Cronbach alpha, of 0.91 was obtained. Descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation were obtained and used. The result of the study revealed that students of agriculture showed strong positive interest in agricultural practical. Furthermore, the result added that students of agriculture were efficacious to agricultural practical. The study recommends that agricultural teachers should develop students’ awareness of their self-efficacy to enable them exclaim “I can do it”.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n10p137


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