This study investigated on study habits and the effect on the performance of business education students in College of Education Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
A questionnaire was designed for collection data the questionnaire consisted of thirteen items which was administered personally by the researcher on one hundred students randomly selected from two sampled department. The data collected were analyzed using percentage scores. The study revealed that parents, government and the students were the factors that contributed to the study habit and the effect on the performance of Business Education Students in College of Education Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State. Based on the findings recommendation was made on how the students can develop good study habits.
Title                                                                                        Page
Approval                                                                                 ii      
Dedication                                                                              iii
Acknowledgement                                                                  iv
Abstract                                                                                  vi
Introduction                                                                            1
Background to the study                                                        1
Statement of the problem                                                       4
Purpose of the study                                                               4
Research Questions                                                                4
Significance of the study                                                       5
Scope of the study                                                                  5
Definition of Terms
Literature Review                                                                   7       
Research design                                                                     28
Population  of the Study                                                        28
Sample and Sampling Technique                                           29
Validity of Instrument                                                            30
Administration of the Instrument                                          30
Data Analysis Techniques                                                      31
Result and Analysis of Data                                                   32
Discussion                                                                              38
CHAPTER FIVE                  
Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation
Summary                                                                                37
Conclusion                                                                              40
Recommendation                                                                             41
Reference                                                                                42
Questionnaire                                                                         44

Background of the Study  
The issue of poor academic performance among Business Education student in Colleges of education has been of much concern to all and sundry. The problem is so much that it has led to the widely acclaimed fallen standard of Education in Nigeria at large. Aremu (2001) stress that learning outcome has become a subject matter of important to stakeholders. (Educational psychologist, teacher, academic, school administrator and managers, policy makers and planners, counselors, psychometrician parents etc.)in Education and to a large extent to students who are the direct beneficiaries or victims of the outcome.
Study habits of the business educational students is a serious problem in education because educational agencies have not made it possible to expose students to study skills most lecturers, parent and guardians do not make effort to ensure that students develop good study habits. The common resultant effort is that most of the students run into problems. It is however work knowing that many students feel bad about examination failure, it is a matter of concern to them. They are usually interested in knowing how to study better because lack of proper study habits leads to low scores which may in turn cripple one’s career development success in academic courses could depend on efficient study habit.
Study habits are learning tendencies that enable students to work privately. Azikiwe (1998) describes the study habit as “the adopted way and manner a student plans his private readings after classroom learning so as to attain mastery of the subject”. According to her, “good study habit are good assets to learners because they (habits) assist students to attain mastery in areas of specialization and consequent to learning excellent performance, while opposite constitute constraints to learning and achievement leading to failure”.
Good (1998) defined the term study habits as the student way of study whether systematic, efficient or inefficient etc.”.
Going by this definition, it literally means that good study habit produce positive academic performance while inefficient study habit leads to academic failure.
Some students differ in their study habits some study for a long period while other will only have ability to read for a short period.
There are students by role memory, also there are students who rely on listening to the lecturers intrusion again, there are students who can only read during the day while some read only in the right or early in the morning or at anytime.
Bruner (2002) suggested that good study habits increase the learner’s ability to learn related materials, it fosters an interest in the activity itself rather than in the ward which follow from the learning. Good study habit develop ability to approach problem in a way that will more likely lead to a solution. It makes material that is learned easier to retrieve.
Again, Harman (2003) state that good study habit extends experience and stimulates good method of thinking. It helps to develop standard or appreciation and taste in the selection of materials. It develops the necessary good habits for self development and success in academic work.
Statement of the Problem
It has been observed that business education student have poor study habit which is a problem that contributing to mass failure in the examination.
Purpose of the Study
The major purpose of the study is to investigate study habit and its effect on students performance in Business Education Department.
1.     To find out the extent to which students in Business Education Department do private studies after the school hours.
2.     To find out the strategies to improve the study habit of the students.
3.     To find out the factors that affect student’s study habits.
Research Question
The following research questions were raised to pilot the study:
1.     To what extent do business education students do private studies?
2.     What are the factors that affect student study habit?
3.     What are the strategies that could improve students study habit?
Significance of the Study
Good study habit is the secret behind better performance of students in their various Examinations.
The result of the study could draw the attention of students, parents, schools and government as well as policy make to the need of good study habit in College of Education.
The government, parents and students would be able to estimate the possible contributions of poor study habit to failure in academic.
Those who will benefit the study habit are the students ages middle school as well as their parents, government and teachers.
Scope of the Study
This study was restricted only to study habits of Business Education students in College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti- State.
This study was therefore restricted to only Business Education students in all the levels part 1, II, and III.
Definition of Terms
Some of the terms used in the study are defined as follows:
1.     Study Habits: This is an act of learning formed through reputation. A procedure of making learning more effective by frequent repetition. It is also a process of acquiring skill and knowledge that becomes nearly involuntary.
2.     Academic Achievement: This is the extent to which the students achieve the systematic training and instrument in the schools. It is also the degree of success in some past learning activities.
3.     Infrastructural facilities: These are the materials needed for development of good study habit of the students such as library materials and audio-visual materials.



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