Teachers’ Qualification and Questioning Styles as Correlates of Achievement in Reading in Secondary Schools in Ido Lga, Nigeria

Oladotun Opeoluwa Olagbaju, Nurudeen Akinfemi Akinsola


The study examined teachers’ qualification and questioning style as determinants of senior secondary students’ achievement in reading comprehension in Ido LGA, Nigeria. Studies have shown that several teacher-related factors, especially subject mastery, experience, qualification, and questioning styles contribute to students’ learning outcomes in ESL classrooms. Hence, there is the need to conduct this study. The study adopted a correlational type of descriptive research design. Four research h questions were raised and 20 English language teachers were randomly selected to participate in this study. Two research instruments were used: Teachers’ Questionnaire on Pedagogical Factors in Teaching (TQPFIT) (r = 0.74) and Reading Comprehension Achievement Test (RCAT) (r = 0.71) were used for data collection. The results indicated that there was no significant relationship between the in dependent variables and students’ achievement in reading comprehension. Also, there were no relative and composite contribution of teachers’ qualification and questioning styles to students’ achievement in reading comprehension. However, questioning styles predicted students’ achievement higher than teachers’ qualification. Based on these findings, it was recommended that teachers should develop and adopt quality questioning styles during lesson delivery to stimulate learners’ interest, engage them in the learning task, and improve students’ achievement.



Teachers’ qualification; Questioning styles; Reading; Achievement; English language

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