IMPACT OF POOR TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP ON STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE, NIGERIA
Keywords:Impact, Teacher. Student, Relationship and Achievement
The study determined impact of poor teacher-student relationship on students' academic achievement in biology Education, University of Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigerian. It was guided by four objectives; four research questions were answered and four null hypotheses were tested. The study was delimited on the impact of poor teacher- student relationship on students’ academic achievement on biology education, in university of Maiduguri. The theoretical frame work of this study was Attachment Theory. Correlation design research design was used and the population for the study comprised of all registered biology education students’ (858). Simple random sampling technique was used to draw the sample size of 100 students from biology education made up of both male and female. The research instruments used for data collection for this study were 20 items self-developed questionnaires derive from the topic of the research. The test – re-test reliability index was used to obtain the Cronbach’s (alpha) (???? = .679) for test While the re-test Cronbach’s (alpha) (???? = .786) the value of the Cronbach alpha (0.786). Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics of percentage for demographic, mean (????), and standard deviation (SD) to answered research questions while Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMC) was used to test hypotheses at 0.05 significant level. Based on the findings of this study, it was concluded that a significant impact of poor teacher-student relationship on students’ concentration, students’ participation, students’ research, students’ punctuality to biology classes in University of Maiduguri. Teacher student relationship, students’ concentration, students’ participation, students’ research and students’ punctuality to classes are the determinants of students’ academic achievement in the study area. It was recommended that Teachers should create and maintain a good relationship with their students’ in University of Maiduguri. Students’ concentration should always be with the teacher when lesson and practical is on-going.