European Journal of Health and Biology Education

Home economics students’ attitudes towards biology and how it impacts their academic performance
Stephen Naagmine Manmah Yuorsuu 1 *
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1 St. Francis Girls’ Senior High School, Jirapa, GHANA
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European Journal of Health and Biology Education, 2024 - Volume 11 Issue 1, pp. 21-27

Published Online: 04 Apr 2024

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ABSTRACT
In this contemporary dispensation, where advancement in science and technology are sin qua none of the societal development, research within the pedagogical spheres is centered on understanding students’ attitudes toward academic subjects since they have been identified to be pivotal in predicting learning outcomes. This current study dives deeper into the attitudes of home economics students toward biology and examines their impact on academic performance in the subject. By adopting a survey design, the study investigates the attitudes of home economics students toward biology at St. Francis of Assisi Girls’ Senior High School. From a simple random sampling technique, 197 participants were sampled from the year three students using Taro Yamane’s formula. All 197 participants responded to the survey questionnaire and the responses were analyzed in collaboration with their end-of-semester exam scores in biology using both descriptive and inferential statistics. From the analysis, it was revealed that students’ attitudes towards biology and their academic performance in the subject were significant and positively correlated. It was also evident that home economics students have a diverse spectrum of attitudes toward the subject, which ranges from positive to negative. Students who have positive attitudes toward biology and perceive the subject as being relevant to their program of study perform better than their counterparts. From these findings, the study emphasizes the adoption of tailored pedagogical approaches to cater for the individual needs of students and reviews the content of the biology syllabus that is presented to home economics students to align it to their program of study. These findings and recommendations would contribute valuable expertise to the ongoing discourse on attitudes and student success to pave the way for informed and customized pedagogical practices and curriculum development.
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