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TECHNOLOGY USE AND SELF-EFFICACY AS PREDICTORS OF ACADEMIC STANDING AMONG POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS IN OGUN STATE


Iro-Idoro Charlotte Bose

Department of Office Technology and Management, The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria

Ayodele Kolawole Olanrewaju

Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE), Babcock University Ilishan, Ilishan, Ogun State, Nigeria

Okuwoga Bamidele

General Studies Department, The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria


ABSTRACT

This study investigated the usage of technology and self-efficacy as predictors of academic standing among polytechnic students in Ogun State. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design of an ex-post facto type. Three research hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05level of significance. Data were collected using two standardized instruments for usage of technology and self-efficacy, while a self-developed questionnaire was used to assess academic standing among the students. Research questionnaires were administered to one thousand five hundred (1500) students that were randomly selected from two polytechnics (one federal and one state) in Ogun State, Nigeria. Data were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient, t-test, and multiple regression statistical methods. The findings of this study reveal a significant relationship among the variables of the study. The study also indicates a significant prediction of technology use and self-efficacy on students’ academic standing (R = .583; R2 = .340; F(2,1483) = 23.709; P < .05). Also, the study reveals no significant gender difference in students’ academic standing (t = 1.217, P< 0.05), while significant difference was observed based on discipline (t = 3.428, P< 0.05). Based on the outcome of this study, recommendations as well as suggestion for further studies were raised.


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