ASSESSMENT OF GENDER DIFFERENCE ON STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECT SUPERVISOR

Aminu Yusuf, Anthony O. Ebubechukwu, Iornienge Moses Tarnum

Abstract


Determining the extent of difference between male and female supervised students’ perception on relationship; commitments of Undergraduate Research Project Supervisor (URPS) were among the objectives of the study. Survey design was adopted for the study. The study consisted of three universities, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University of Technology, (ATBU) Bauchi, from North East, Benue State University (BSU) Makurdi, from North Central and Imo state University (ISU) Owerri from the South East geo political zones of Nigeria. Population of the study consisted of 1969 (375, from ATBU, 759 from BSU and 759 from ISU) final year students from Faculty of Education in each university. Proportionate Stratify random sampling was used to select 322 students. Supervised students project questionnaire (SSPQ) was developed, validated and used for data collection. Cronbach’s Alpha of 0.88 was obtained as the stability coefficient of the items. Hypotheses were tested at α=0.05 level of significance. The data was analyzed using weighted mean while chi square test was used for the testing of the hypotheses. Some of the findings from the study shows that, there is significant (ѱ2= 44.541, df = 4, ρ<0.05) difference between male (Weighted meanscore = 28.85) and female (Weighted meanscore =30.4) supervised A students perception on the A relationship with URPS; male have positive perception than female supervised students on level of UPRS commitments to student. Researchers to focus their study on undergraduate research project especially on opinion, perception.

 

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gender difference, students’ perception, undergraduate research project supervisor

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