V. G. Oweikpodor, M. A Onafowope


This study investigated lecturers’ perception of factors responsible for students’ lecture attendance in Colleges of Education in Delta State. Four research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The study used an ex-post facto research design with a descriptive survey method. The study's population consists of 865 lecturers from Delta State's colleges of education. A sample size of 345, representing 40% of the total population was selected through a stratified random sampling technique. A questionnaire was used to collect data. The questionnaire was validated through experts’ judgement and the reliability was estimated through split-half reliability, which yielded a coefficient of 0.72, indicating that the instrument is reliable. The data collected were analysed using mean, standard deviation and independent samples t-test. The hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study's findings revealed that lecturers believe students have a positive attitude toward lecture attendance; that there is no significant difference in male and female lecturers' perceptions of students' lecture attendance habits; and that students' lecture attendance habits are attributed to completing assignments at the last minute, emergency travels, financial constraints, an unconducive learning environment, the availability of course outline on textbooks, and the availability of course outline on textbooks. The study concluded that school administration should adopt a strategy for assigning marks to students who attend lectures, based on the data.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v9i5.4283


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