Cognitive Styles, Attitude Towards Computers And Undregraduate Students' Academic Achievement In Introduction To Computer in Cross River State - Nigeria
This research reports an investigation of congnitive styles, attitude towards computer and undergraduate students; academic achievement in Cross River State, Nigeria.Five hypotheses were posited to guide the study. An Ex post facto design was used for this study. The Sample of this study was 1000 undregraduate students randomly selected from five (5) faculties constituting 200 students per faculty. Two instruments were used for data collection namely Computer Attitude Scale(CAS), and Witkin Cognitive Style Test(CST) with students' achievement in introduction to computers retrieved from the Centre of General Stusies. Data collected were subjected to satistical analysis using independent t-test, Pearson Product Moment Correlation and One Way Analysis of variance. The result showed that field independent students outperformed field dependent students in introduction to computer. Students; attitude towards computer was positive and related to their performance. Students' faculty influenced their attitude and achievement in introduction to computer. Students from science faculties (science and Medicine) out performed students from other faculties. it was recommended that teaching and learning must take cognizance of cognitive styles as it is instrumental to the realization of potentials.
Keywords: -Cognitive styles,, -Attitude, -Computers, -Undergraduate Students, -Academic achievements
Assoc. Prof. Grace Umoren
Lecturer, Department of Curriculum and Teaching
Rev. Idara James Etokebe
Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology, Akwa Ibom State College of Education