INFLUENCE OF FAMILY INSTABILITY ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

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This study sought to examine family type and academic performance among secondary school students in Shomolu Local Government Area of Lagos State. It looks at variables such as gender of single parent, divorce, parental separation and step parent family as factors influencing academic performance among secondary school students. The study further examined existing literature of various scholars; three theories were used to explain family size and academic performance. The theories adopted were attachment theory, structural functionalism and ecological systems theory. The quantitative method was used, and the sampling method used was the probability sampling technique. Specifically, the multi-stage sampling technique adopted was the survey method. The research instrument used was the questionnaire and a sample size of 285 respondents was selected. 240 respondents were proposed for the study. The respondents were male and female secondary school students of Shomolu Local Government Area of Lagos State. The data collected from the field were analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). The result shows that there is no relationship between gender of single parent and academic performance,  neither is there any significant relat1ionship between divorce and academic performance, also there was no relationship between step parent and academic performance. However, other findings signify that there is a relationship between step parent family and academic performance. Recommendations were made based on findings from the study.

Key Words: Family type, Academic performance, Secondary, Shomolu

 

 

 

 

 ABSTRACT

This study sought to examine family type and academic performance among secondary school students in Shomolu Local Government Area of Lagos State. It looks at variables such as gender of single parent, divorce, parental separation and step parent family as factors influencing academic performance among secondary school students. The study further examined existing literature of various scholars; three theories were used to explain family size and academic performance. The theories adopted were attachment theory, structural functionalism and ecological systems theory. The quantitative method was used, and the sampling method used was the probability sampling technique. Specifically, the multi-stage sampling technique adopted was the survey method. The research instrument used was the questionnaire and a sample size of 285 respondents was selected. 240 respondents were proposed for the study. The respondents were male and female secondary school students of Shomolu Local Government Area of Lagos State. The data collected from the field were analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). The result shows that there is no relationship between gender of single parent and academic performance,  neither is there any significant relat1ionship between divorce and academic performance, also there was no relationship between step parent and academic performance. However, other findings signify that there is a relationship between step parent family and academic performance. Recommendations were made based on findings from the study.

Key Words: Family type, Academic performance, Secondary, Shomolu

 

 

 

 

 ABSTRACT

This study sought to examine family type and academic performance among secondary school students in Shomolu Local Government Area of Lagos State. It looks at variables such as gender of single parent, divorce, parental separation and step parent family as factors influencing academic performance among secondary school students. The study further examined existing literature of various scholars; three theories were used to explain family size and academic performance. The theories adopted were attachment theory, structural functionalism and ecological systems theory. The quantitative method was used, and the sampling method used was the probability sampling technique. Specifically, the multi-stage sampling technique adopted was the survey method. The research instrument used was the questionnaire and a sample size of 285 respondents was selected. 240 respondents were proposed for the study. The respondents were male and female secondary school students of Shomolu Local Government Area of Lagos State. The data collected from the field were analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). The result shows that there is no relationship between gender of single parent and academic performance,  neither is there any significant relat1ionship between divorce and academic performance, also there was no relationship between step parent and academic performance. However, other findings signify that there is a relationship between step parent family and academic performance. Recommendations were made based on findings from the study.

Key Words: Family type, Academic performance, Secondary, Shomolu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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APA

Tosin, A (2020). INFLUENCE OF FAMILY INSTABILITY ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS. Afribary.com: Retrieved July 06, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/dubems-final-project

MLA 8th

Anthony, Tosin. "INFLUENCE OF FAMILY INSTABILITY ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 18 Jun. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/dubems-final-project . Accessed 06 Jul. 2020.

MLA7

Anthony, Tosin. "INFLUENCE OF FAMILY INSTABILITY ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 18 Jun. 2020. Web. 06 Jul. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/dubems-final-project >.

Chicago

Anthony, Tosin. "INFLUENCE OF FAMILY INSTABILITY ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed July 06, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/dubems-final-project