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Instrument- Attitude Inventory

ATTITUDE INVENTORY BY J. C. ONUOHA (2023)

Factors that Influence Students’ attitudes towards the Teaching and Learning of Economics

The researchers appreciate your willingness to participate in the research. Your responses will be kept confidential and used for research purposes only.

Section 1: Student Information

  1. Class:   1. SS1.                         2. SS 2                         3. SS3
  2. Age:    1. 7-10.            2. 11-13.          3.  14-16.         4. 17-19
  3. Gender: 1. Male                      2. Female
  4. Location:         1. Rural                       2.         Urban

Section 2: Factors that Influence Students’ Attitude towards the Teaching and Learning of Economics

This section will be divided into clusters.

Cluster A: Student-Related Factors

On a scale of 1-5, rate yourself on the following:

  1. On a scale of 1 to 5, how interested are you in the subject of Economics? 1 – Not interested at all.    2 – Not very interested.     3 – Neutral.     4 – Interested.     5 – Very interested
  2. On a scale of 1 to 5, how important do you think studying Economics is for your future? 1 – Not important at all 2 – Not very important 3 – Neutral 4 – Important 5 – Very important
  3. On a scale of 1 to 5, how confident do you feel in your ability to understand and apply Economics concepts? 1 – Not confident at all 2 – Not very confident 3 – Neutral 4 – Confident 5 – Very confident
  4. On a scale of 1 to 5, how actively do you participate and engage in Economics class discussions? 1 – Never 2 – Rarely 3 – Sometimes 4 – Often 5 – Always
  5. On a scale of 1 to 5, how often do you complete Economics assignments and homework on time? 1 – Never 2 – Rarely 3 – Sometimes 4 – Often 5 – Always
  6. On a scale of 1 to 5, how much support do you receive from your classmates in understanding and learning Economics? 1 – No support 2 – Little support 3 – Neutral 4 – Some support 5 – A lot of support
  7. On a scale of 1 to 5, how do you perceive the difficulty level of Economics compared to other subjects? 1 – Much more difficult than other subjects 2 – More difficult than other subjects 3 – Similar to other subjects 4 – Easier than other subjects 5 – Much easier than other subjects

Cluster B. Teachers’-Related Factors

On a scale of 1-5, rate yourself on the following:

  1. How well does your Economics teacher explain the concepts and theories?

1 – Very poorly.         2 – Poorly.          3 – Average.        4 – Well.            5 – Very well

  1. How effectively does your Economics teacher use teaching materials and resources? 1 – Very ineffectively 2 – Ineffectively 3 – Neutral 4 – Effectively 5 – Very effectively
  2. How supportive is your Economics teacher in answering questions and providing additional help? 1 – Not supportive at all 2 – Not very supportive 3 – Neutral 4 – Supportive 5 – Very supportive
  3. How well does your Economics teacher create an engaging and interactive classroom environment? 1 – Very poorly 2 – Poorly 3 – Average 4 – Well 5 – Very well
  4. How fair and unbiased is your Economics teacher in evaluating student performance? 1 – Very unfair and biased 2 – Unfair and biased 3 – Neutral 4 – Fair and unbiased 5 – Very fair and unbiased
  5. How effectively does your Economics teacher provide feedback on your work? 1 – Very ineffectively 2 – Ineffectively 3 – Neutral 4 – Effectively 5 – Very effectively
  6. How enthusiastic and passionate is your Economics teacher about the subject? 1 – Not enthusiastic or passionate at all 2 – Not very enthusiastic or passionate 3 – Neutral 4 – Enthusiastic and passionate 5 – Very enthusiastic and passionate
  7. How approachable and available is your Economics teacher for discussions and assistance outside of class? 1 – Not approachable or available at all 2 – Not very approachable or available 3 – Neutral 4 – Approachable and available 5 – Very approachable and available

Cluster C: school-related factors

On a scale of 1-5, rate yourself on the following:

  1. How well-equipped is your school with resources (books, materials, etc.)

for studying Economics?  1 – Very poorly equipped       2 – Poorly equipped       3 – Neutral      4 – Well-equipped              5 – Very well-equipped

  1. How comfortable and conducive is the learning environment in your school for studying Economics? 1 – Very uncomfortable and unconducive 2 – Uncomfortable and unconducive 3 – Neutral 4 – Comfortable and conducive 5 – Very Comfortable and conducive
  2. How supportive is the school administration in promoting the teaching and learning of Economics? 1 – Not supportive at all 2 – Not very supportive 3 – Neutral 4 – Supportive 5 – Very supportive
  3. How well-organized and structured are the Economics classes and curriculum in your school? 1 – Very disorganized and unstructured 2 – Disorganized and unstructured 3 – Neutral 4 – Organized and structured 5 – Very organized and structured
  4. How effective are the assessment and evaluation methods used in Economics in your school? 1 – Very ineffective 2 – Ineffective 3 – Neutral 4 – Effective 5 – Very effective
  5. How well-trained and knowledgeable are the Economics teachers in your school? 1 – Not well-trained or knowledgeable at all 2 – Not very well-trained or knowledgeable 3 – Neutral 4 – Well-trained and knowledgeable 5 – Very well-trained and knowledgeable
  6. How accessible and available are the Economics teachers for discussions and assistance outside of class? 1 – Not accessible or available at all 2 – Not very accessible or available 3 – Neutral 4 – Accessible and available 5 – Very accessible and available
  7. How satisfied are you with the overall support and guidance provided by the school for your learning of Economics? 1 – Very dissatisfied 2 – Dissatisfied 3 – Neutral 4 – Satisfied 5 – Very satisfied

Cluster 4: Home-related factors

On a scale of 1-5, rate yourself on the following:

  1. How often do you discuss Economics-related topics with your family or guardians at home?

1 – Never 2 – Rarely 3 – Sometimes 4 – Often 5 – Very often

  1. How supportive are your family or guardians in your learning of Economics? 1 – Not supportive at all 2 – Not very supportive 3 – Neutral 4 – Supportive 5 – Very supportive
  2. How often do you engage in independent study or revision for Economics at home? 1 – Never 2 – Rarely 3 – Sometimes 4 – Often 5 – Very often
  3. How well-equipped is your home with resources (books, internet, etc.) for studying Economics? 1 – Very poorly equipped 2 – Poorly equipped 3 – Neutral 4 – Well-equipped 5 – Very well-equipped
  4. How much encouragement and motivation do you receive from your family or guardians for your learning of Economics? 1 – Very little encouragement and motivation 2 – Little encouragement and motivation 3 – Neutral 4 – Some encouragement and motivation 5 – A lot of encouragement and motivation
  5. How well do you manage your time at home to study and complete Economics-related tasks? 1 – Very poorly 2 – Poorly 3 – Neutral 4 – Well 5 – Very well
  6. How often do you receive assistance or explanations from your family or guardians when you encounter difficulties in understanding Economics concepts? 1 – Never 2 – Rarely 3 – Sometimes 4 – Often 5 – Very often
  7. How satisfied are you with the overall support and involvement of your family or guardians in your learning of Economics? 1 – Very dissatisfied 2 – Dissatisfied 3 – Neutral 4 – Satisfied 5 – Very satisfied

Thank you for your participation! Your responses will be kept confidential and used for research purposes only.