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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(10), 1102-1107
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-10-12
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Influence of Student-Teacher Communication on Students’ Academic Achievement for Effective Teaching and Learning

Glory Amadi1, and Akpan Kufre Paul2

1Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

2Department of Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: November 17, 2017

Cite this paper:
Glory Amadi and Akpan Kufre Paul. Influence of Student-Teacher Communication on Students’ Academic Achievement for Effective Teaching and Learning. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(10):1102-1107. doi: 10.12691/education-5-10-12

Abstract

This paper examines the influence of student-teacher communication on students’ academic achievement for effective teaching and learning. Three objectives of the study, three research questions and three research hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study comprises of all 100 level and 200 level undergraduate students from the Department of Educational Psychology Guidance and Counselling, University of Port Harcourt Rivers State. The total population of the undergraduates from the Departments is four hundred and thirty (430) students. Purposive sampling technique was used in selecting one hundred and fifty (150) students from the entire population as the sample for the study. A structured questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection tagged Students-Teacher Communication Questionnaire (STCQ). Validity of the instrument was done by experts in the field of Educational Psychology, and the reliability was established using Cronbach’s Alpha Analysis and the reliability coefficient of 0.75 was obtained. Mean, standard deviation and Regression Analysis were used as statistical tool for the study. Findings from the study reveals that that students have a strong positive relationship between their level of communication and their academic achievement in schools, student have a very weak positive relationship between their attitude and their academic achievement in school, the findings also revealed a very strong positive relationship between students’ benefits on student-teacher communication and their academic achievement in the department. Based on these findings conclusion and recommendations were made.

Keywords:
teaching learning communication

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