Enhancing Voter Education Knowledge of Adolescents Through Social Interaction Instructional Models

Grace Ogechukwu Ugwonna, Samuel Agozie Ezeudu, Okechukwu Onyinye Nwaubani, Patricia Nwamaka Aroh, Luke Chizoba Ezema, Samuel Okechukwu Ome, Anthonia N. Utoh-Ofong, Ogochukwu Stella Okafor, Obiageli Calista Onyeanusi, Lazarus Bassey Abonor, Edith N. Nwokenna
2020 Global Journal of Health Science  
The study determined the effects of group investigation and jurisprudential inquiry of social interaction instructional models on adolescents’ knowledge of voter education related contents in senior secondary school Government curriculum. The ultimate aim was to curb voter apathy among young citizens. The design was Quasi-experimental non-equivalent pre-test, post-test control group design. The sample for the study consisted of 165 SS II students drawn from public secondary schools in
more » ... dary schools in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu state Nigeria. Using a multi-stage sampling technique, the intact classes from the schools were assigned to the two experimental groups. Data collected using Multiple Choice Government Achievement Test (MCGAT) were analyzed employing mean and standard deviation for the research questions and ANCOVA for testing the hypothesis at P < 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that group investigation and jurisprudential inquiry models enhanced students’ acquisition of knowledge in voter education related contents; although group investigation seemed more efficacious. There was also a statistical difference in the mean achievement scores of students with group investigation performing significantly better. These findings were exhaustively discussed with the far-reaching recommendations on how to improve voter education knowledge and potentials of young ones as future adult citizens.
doi:10.5539/gjhs.v12n5p139 fatcat:fn6s4m72bfb57lwrfd26w37thy