Josephine Ngozi Morah, Chinenye Justina Eke


The   study   examined    the   influence   of  teacher-student   relationship   on secondary  school students  study habits. Expost facto research  design which establishes  cause  and  effect relationship  among  the  variables  of the  study was adopted as the design for the study. The study was carried out among senior secondary  2 (SSS 2) students  in Enugu North local government  area of Enugu state. Sample  of 126 students  were drawn from the population  of

2,946  SS2  students  using  simple  random   sampling  by  balloting.  All the names  of the  schools  in the  local government  were  written on  a  piece  of paper and put in a container,  the researcher  shuffled the container  and picks the first paper  and  unfold it, shuffle again,  picked the second  paper,  shuffle again  and  picked the third paper.  The three  schools that were drawn  were used   for  data   collection.  Influence  of  Teacher-Student  Relationship   on Students’  Study   Habit   Questionnaire  (ITSRSSHQ)  was   used   for  data collection. The data  was collected on the spot to ensure  high return  of the instrument.  The data  collected was analysed  using descriptive statistics and analysis of variance.  The result showed  that students  agreed  that a positive teacher-student relationship  influences their study habits  and  increase  their academic    performance.   The   study   recommended   among    others   that teachers   should   go   extra   miles   in   establishing   healthy   and   positive relationship   with  the   students   as   well   as   motivate   them   by   building confidence  in them,  adopt  discovery method  of instruction and  make  their teaching  and  learning  more  fun  by  ensuring  a  conducive  atmosphere for learning.


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