Factors affecting Students’ Attitude towards Business Education in Secondary Schools in Ibadan North Local Government, Oyo State, Nigeria
Secondary school students recently seem not to be well interested in Business Education subjects in Oyo State, Nigeria. This research captured factors affecting students’ attitude towards business education in secondary schools in Ibadan North Local Government in Oyo State, Nigeria. The study adopts descriptive survey design. BEAQ was the instrument used with reliability of 0.85. The population consisted of all business teachers in all junior and senior secondary schools in Ibadan North Local Government in Oyo State. Sixty-four teachers were eventually randomly used for sample of the research. Chi Square Analysis was used to test the two alternate hypotheses formulated. The findings revealed that shorthand and typewriting are sending students away from business studies in secondary schools X2 of 8.256: df = 1 significant p< .05 level. Since the X2 calculated is greater than X2 tabulated. Also, parents are not discouraging their wards to study business education X2 value of 2.726; df – 1 not significant at P> .05 level, X2 tabulated or critical was greater than X2 calculated. It was therefore concluded that shorthand and typewriting was sending students away from business studies and parents were not discouraging their wards to study business education. It was finally recommended that measures should be taken to further stimulate the interest of students, teachers should adopt students-centered methodologies in their teachings and government should increase the funding of business education in secondary schools.
Keywords: Factors, Students Attitude and Business Education