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Date of this Version

2-1-2020

Abstract

This study investigated reading anxiety as correlate of students’ performance in introduction to library studies in Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Lagos State. This is for the purpose of ascertaining the relationship between reading anxiety and students’ performance in library studies course in Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Lagos State. The descriptive research design was adopted, while simple random sampling technique was used to select students for the study. A total of 568 students (271 males and 297 females) participated in the study. A structured questionnaire tagged “Students’ Reading Anxiety and Academic Performance in introduction to library studies in Michael Otedola Colleges of Primary Education, Lagos State, Nigeria (QSRAAPILSMOCPED)” with the reliability coefficient of 0.88 was used for data collected. Three research questions were answered in the course of the study. The result showed that students reading anxiety was at average level, while students’ performance in the use of library courses in Michael Otedola Colleges of Primary Education in southwest Nigeria was low. The finding also revealed a significant relationship between students’ reading anxiety and students’ performance in introduction to library studies in Michael Otedola College of Primary Education. Therefore reading anxiety could be considered as a significant correlate of students’ performance in introduction to library studies in Michael Otedola College of Primary Education.

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