Self-efficacy and secondary school teachers’ knowledge of environmental education in Cross River State, Nigeria

Arikpo, Jacob Bassey & Omoogun, Remi M.


This study ascertained the influence of teachers’ self-efficacy on their knowledge of Environmental Education in secondary schools in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State. A survey design was adopted for the study. Study’s population was made up of all secondary school teachers in the study area. Sample was drawn through purposive sampling procedures with a sample of 769 respondents drawn for the study. A 32-item questionnaire tagged “Teachers’ Variables and Knowledge of Environmental Education Questionnaire” (TVKEEQ) was utilized to collect data. Cronbach Alpha was used to estimate the reliability of the instrument. Data analysis was achieved using One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and tested at .05 level of significance. The finding revealed that self-efficacy had a significant influence on teachers’ knowledge of Environmental Education. Recommendations included that; workshops and conferences should be organized for secondary school teachers on the need for them to appreciate having appreciable knowledge of environmental education.

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