Olatunji James Jekayinfa, Seun Owonuwa


This study investigated the effects of special video instruction on senior secondary school students’ anxiety towards mensuration in Gwagwalada, Nigeria. It employed a quasi-experimental design of pre-test post-test non-randomized and non-equivalent control group design type. The population of the study comprised all senior secondary school 1 students in Gwagwalada area council. Three-stage sampling technique was applied to select two equivalent schools, assign the schools to experimental and control groups and eventually select one intact class from each of the two groups, the students of which formed the samples for the study. A total of 133 students participated in the study comprising 74 and 59 students in the Experimental group and control group respectively. Three research questions and three corresponding hypotheses were answered and tested respectively. Data used for the study were the scores of students’ responses to Mathematics Anxiety Questionnaire (MAQ). The data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA and ANCOVA. The results are that special video instruction had a positive effect on students’ anxiety as students exposed to the video instruction recorded lower anxiety scores; and that both male and female students, and low, medium and high scorers benefited equally from the special instruction. It was however recommended among others that video instructions should be encouraged in secondary schools to reduce students’ anxiety towards Mathematics.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v9i10.4518


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