International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Influence of Watching Yoruba Home Video Films on Secondary School Students Academic Performance in Yoruba Language in Ile-Ife Metropolis, Osun State, Nigeria
Odejobi, Cecilia Omobola

The study examined the influence of watching Yorùbá home video films on secondary school students academic performance. Three research questions were raised to guide the study. A Questionnaire on “Influence of Home Videos” (IHV) was used to collect the data. The instrument was administered to 200 students from five secondary schools in Ife metropolis. The study employed descriptive survey research design. The result showed that majority of the respondents 59.5% performed below average based on film watching. Also, the result revealed that there is a significant difference in the performance of male and female students in Yorùbá language (t=184.93; p<0.05). Finally, the result also showed that there is a significant relationship between Yorùbá movie genres students watched and their academic performance (r = -0.570, p < 0.05).The study recommends among other things that time should be allocated for watching films by children, educative film are to be encouraged and the content of films to be reviewed before allowing children to watch them.

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