STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION AND INTEREST IN ECONOMICS AT HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL IN SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA: A REVIEW.
This paper investigates the students’ perception and interest in economics at high school level using questionnaire. One of the main aims of education in a dynamic society should be to educate students for economic efficiency. Such economic education is very important and necessary for a developing like Nigeria, which aspires toward economic advancement. Therefore, this research project was carried out to assess student’s perception and interest in economics at high school level. The study was necessary so as to emphasize the importance of economic education. The study was also based on the nature of students’ interest in economics, the relationship between the nature of students’ interest in economics and their perception, some environmental and educational factors which may affect their interest with respect to other school subjects, the nature of preference that students have for economics relative to other schools subjects. The results of the analysis proved that perception and interest in economics as a subject has a highly significant effect on the students’ and right across all models.
Keywords: Perception, interest, economics, students