[ 31 Mar 2020 | vol. 13 | no. 1 | pp. 27-38 ]

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Jovita. C. Ejimonye1, Joseph C. Onuoha1, Christian S. Ugwuanyi2,3, Njideka D. Eneogu1*, Benedict E. Ugwuanyi1 and Sylvester N. Ogbuehu1
-1Department of Social Science Education, Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
-2School of Education Studies, Faculty of Education, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, 9300, South Africa
-3Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka


The study investigated the effectiveness of Two-Dimensional Animation Technique in enhancing students’ Motivation in Quantitative concepts of Economics. The design adopted for the study was Quasi-experimental non-equivalent pre-test, post-test control group design with a sample size of 162 SS II Economics students made up of 80 males and 82 females drawn from four co-educational secondary schools in Enugu metropolis, Enugu State. Purposive sampling was used to select the four co-educational secondary schools while simple random sampling was used to select the four intact classes from each of the four (4) Schools. Students Motivation in Quantitative Economics Learning scale (SMQELS) was used for data collection. The instrument was face validated and tested for reliability. The SMQELS was subjected to factor analysis and 17 items out of the 20 items survived. A reliability co-efficient of 0.80 was obtained using Cronbach Alpha. The temporal stability index of the instrument was found to be 0.87 using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. Data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research question while ANCOVA was used in testing the null hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The result showed that students taught quantitative concepts of Economics with two- dimensional animation technique had significantly higher post-test mean motivation score than those exposed to conventional method. Thus, 2D animation technique proved to be significantly effective in enhancing students’ motivation in quantitative contents of economics. It was recommended among others that two–dimensional animation technique should be used in teaching economics in secondary schools.


Effectiveness, Two-Dimensional Animation Technique, Students’ Motivation, Quantitative Economics Concepts


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