Article Number: DRJEVS29187610935
Vol. 2 (6), pp. 94-98, December 2020
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Original Research Article
Attitude towards Mathematics among Undergraduate Biology Education Students of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education
The study investigated attitude of undergraduate Biology Education Students of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education towards Mathematics. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted analytic descriptive survey design. Stratified random sampling and simple random sampling techniques, were used in selecting 186 students from levels 2, 3, and 4 for the study. The instrument used for data collection was Biology Education Students Attitude to Mathematics Questionnaire (BESAMQ). The instrument had a reliability coefficient of 0.79. The study revealed that majority of the students have positive attitude towards Mathematics, there is a significant difference between the percentage of students with a positive attitude and negative attitude respectively towards Mathematics, no significant difference between male and female students in their attitude towards Mathematics. Based on the findings it was recommended among others that lecturers teaching Mathematics to Biology Education Students present content in such a way those students will see the relevance of Biology to their everyday life so as to arouse them.
Keywords: Biology Education, Undergraduate Student, Attitude, Mathematics