International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2022)

Interest and attitude of the girl child towards their education: The case of Ashaiman municipality, Ghana


Priscilla Adomako Gyasi, Lulin Zhou, Edwina Naa Amerley Amarteifio, Esther Agyeiwaa Owusu

Despite an increment in the percentage of girls’ enrolment in schools, there seem to be a deficit in the retention and completion rate of the girl child. Therefore, this study has focused on the interest and attitude of the girl child towards their education in Ashaiman Municipality. A sample size of three hundred and ninety (390) respondents comprising female students in basic schools and senior high school from Ashaiman municipality participated in the study. This study employed a quantitative research method where questionnaires were used for the data collection. The study also utilized the multistage sampling method for the selection of the respondents. The analysis of the data was done using Descriptive statistics and Independent Sample T-Test using the Microsoft Excel and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 20.0). The findings from the study emphasized that a greater proportion of female students in the municipality are interested in education and show a positive attitude towards teaching and learning in their various schools. The results showed no statistically significant differences between female students in basic and senior high schools in terms of their attitudes and interest in teaching and learning activities. The findings of this study contribute to shaping future policies and researches on girls’ education, specifically to improve girls’ education in the area.
  |  Pages : 139-149
How to cite this article:
Priscilla Adomako Gyasi, Lulin Zhou, Edwina Naa Amerley Amarteifio, Esther Agyeiwaa Owusu. Interest and attitude of the girl child towards their education: The case of Ashaiman municipality, Ghana. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 139-149
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