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Title: Factors influencing the perceived difficulties of Senior High School students in elective mathematics
Authors: Abotowuro, Samuel
Issue Date: 4-Nov-2016
Abstract: Elective Mathematics, currently, is one of the important subject requirements for admission into attractive programmes such as medicine, engineering, business, statistics, mathematics, actuarial science, economics, business administration, and architecture, among others in tertiary institutions in Ghana. However, greater proportion of the country‟s senior high school students is “maths phobic.” Therefore, this thesis attempted to identify and model the socio-demographic variables that influence students‟ perceived difficulties in the subject. The study was conducted among 100 randomly selected students from two senior high schools in the Krachie East District of the Volta Region using both primary and secondary data. The binary logistic regression model was employed in the SPSS statistical software. The study concluded that respondents‟ programmes of study, ethnicity, and mothers‟ highest educational levels were there significant predictors of their perceived difficulties in Elective Mathematics
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Mathematics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science (Industrial Mathematics), 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9601
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