AN INVESTIGATION ON THE EFFECTS OF PARENTAL CARE ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS: A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ZARIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA S

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Abstract

The research is an investigation into the effects of parental care on the academic performance of primary school pupils: a case study of some selected schools in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State. A descriptive research design was adopted for this research work and a total of two hundred (200) respondents participated, who were drawn using a random sampling technique across the various schools. A five-point likert-scale questionnaire was used for data collection. Frequency distribution table and simple percentage were used to analyze and interpret the data. The result from the study reveals that good parental care help to reduce pressure on pupils from their academic environment. The research also concluded that good parental care has a significant effect on the level of peer group association among students.  Recommendations such as parents should always encourage their children by caring and giving attention to them and making them believe in the importance of education was made.


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page                                                                                                   i

Declaration                                                                                                          ii

Approval                                                                                                    iii

Dedication                                                                                                 iv

Acknowledgment                                                                                                v

Abstract                                                                                                     vi

Table of Contents                                                                                               vii

CHAPTER ONE

1.0     Introduction                                                                                     1

1.1      Background of the study                                                                 1

1.2      Statement of the Problem                                                               3

1.3      Objectives of the Study                                                                             3

1.4     Research Questions                                                                         4

1.5      Significance of the Study                                                                 4

1.6     Scope of the Study                                                                           4

1.7      Limitation of the Study                                                                             5

1.8     Definition of Terms                                                                         5

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.0     Introduction                                                                                     7

2.1      Conceptual Framework                                                                             7

2.1.1   Concept of Parental care                                                                 7

2.2     Family Structure                                                                              17

2.2.1   The Roles of Father and Mother in a Family                                  18

2.2.2  The Impact of Family Structure and Parental on Children’s Academic Performance                                                                                      20     

2.3     Parental Practices and School Achievements                                 23

2.4     Consequences of Changes in Family Structure                              25

2.5     Effects of Family Size on Educational Attainment of Children      26

 2.6    Theoretical Review                                                                          27

2.7     Empirical Review                                                                             29

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY                         

3.0     Introduction                                                                                     32

3.1      Research Design                                                                              32

3.2     Population of the Study                                                                            32

3.3     Sample and Sampling Technique                                                   33

3.4     Instrument for Data Collection                                                       33

3.5     Reliability and Validation of Research Instrument                        34

3.6     Procedure for Data Collection                                                         34

3.7     Procedure for Data Analysis                                                            34

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION

4.0     Introduction                                                                                     35

4.1     Data Presentation and Analysis                                                      35

4.2     Discussion of Findings                                                                    46

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

5.1      Summary                                                                                          48

5.2     Conclusion                                                                                       48

5.3     Recommendations                                                                           49

5.4     Suggestions for Further Studies                                                      49

          References

          Appendix 

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CHIMA, A (2019). AN INVESTIGATION ON THE EFFECTS OF PARENTAL CARE ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS: A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ZARIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA S. Afribary.com: Retrieved October 20, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-on-the-effects-of-parental-care-on-the-academic-performance-of-priamry-school-pupils-a-case-study-of-some-selected-primary-schools-in-zaria-local-government-area-of-kaduna-st

MLA 8th

ANOSIKE, CHIMA. "AN INVESTIGATION ON THE EFFECTS OF PARENTAL CARE ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS: A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ZARIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA S" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 01 Aug. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-on-the-effects-of-parental-care-on-the-academic-performance-of-priamry-school-pupils-a-case-study-of-some-selected-primary-schools-in-zaria-local-government-area-of-kaduna-st . Accessed 20 Oct. 2019.

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ANOSIKE, CHIMA. "AN INVESTIGATION ON THE EFFECTS OF PARENTAL CARE ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS: A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ZARIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA S". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 01 Aug. 2019. Web. 20 Oct. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-on-the-effects-of-parental-care-on-the-academic-performance-of-priamry-school-pupils-a-case-study-of-some-selected-primary-schools-in-zaria-local-government-area-of-kaduna-st >.

Chicago

ANOSIKE, CHIMA. "AN INVESTIGATION ON THE EFFECTS OF PARENTAL CARE ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS: A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ZARIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA S" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed October 20, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-on-the-effects-of-parental-care-on-the-academic-performance-of-priamry-school-pupils-a-case-study-of-some-selected-primary-schools-in-zaria-local-government-area-of-kaduna-st