Analysis of Teachers Perception of Their Public Image and It Influence on Students Performance in Physics: A Key to Improving the Quality of Education in Nigeria

Mallo Yohanna Iliya, Akila Simdet

Abstract


The study examined teachers’ perception of their public image and its influence on students’ performance in physics in Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau State. A survey research designed was employed for the study; the study population was all secondary school in Pankshin L.G.A of Plateau State. 100 teachers and students were used as sample using simple random sampling techniques. The study was guided by three research hypothesis. A 16 items questionnaire was the instrument used to collected data from the sample and students’ performance was also collected. The instrument was validated by experts and a reliability coefficient of 0.90 was established using test-retest method. Pearson Product Correlation Coefficient was used to test the research hypothesis. From the findings, Government and students attitude towards the teacher contributes to teachers public image in turn have a negative effect on students performance. The paper recommended that Government/employers of labour should show regards for teacher by meeting their demands to encourage them in their job. Also parents, teachers and government should put heads together to ensure that student attitudes towards teachers change positively to achieve improved performance.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n12p113


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