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Greener Journal of Education and Training Studies

Vol. 5(1), pp. 01-10, 2019

ISSN: 2354-225X

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Teacher’s Qualification and Experience on Students’ Attitude towards Physics in selected Secondary Schools in Buea, South West Region of Cameroon


Awandia Joseph Tazitabong, Ph.D


Department of Curriculum Studies and Teaching, Faculty of Education, University of Buea, Cameroon.





Article No.: 122918186

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJETS.2019.1.122918186



The purpose of this study was to investigate how students’ negative attitudes towards physics can be changed by teacher qualification and experience. That is, the study was based on the framework that, teacher qualification and experience can change physics students’ negative attitudes to positive. Ex post facto research design was used in which results of Common mock of form five students were used. In the process, the results of students taught by an experienced and inexperienced teacher and two teachers with the same years of experience but with one having a higher certificate were compared. The sample of the study was made up of 41 from a population of 207 physics students of form five. This study was carried out in four secondary schools in the Buea Municipality. To select schools for this study, purposive sampling technique was employed. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the students’ scores. The data collected were analyzed using student t-test for related and unrelated samples. The main findings of this study were that teacher qualification and experience can change students’ negative attitude towards physics to positive. The conclusion was that, teacher qualification and experience can change students’ negative attitudes towards physics to positive.


Submitted: 29/12/2018

Accepted:  31/12/2018

Published: 06/01/2019


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Awandia Joseph Tazitabong

E-mail: awandiatazi@ gmail. com



Attitude, Teacher, Qualification and physics



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Cite this Article: Awandia JT (2019). Teacher’s Qualification and Experience on Students’ Attitude towards Physics in selected Secondary Schools in Buea, South West Region of Cameroon. Greener Journal of Education and Training Studies, 5(1), 01-10, 


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