Influence of Family Background on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Ilorin South Local Government Area Kwara State, Nigeria.

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ABSTRACT

         Since secondary school students come from different families, it is basic that they have different family background and experiences including academic and social values. The success of students therefore depends significantly on the family structure which provides enabling environment or otherwise where learning could be encouraged. Thus, this study investigated influence of family background on academic performance of secondary school students in Ilorin South Local Government Area (LGA) Kwara State. The target population for this study was secondary school students in Ilorin South Local Government Area, Kwara State. However, a sample of two hundred (200) respondents participated in the study. The simple random sampling technique was adopted to select the respondents. Five null hypotheses were formulated and tested using the t-test and analysis of variance (ANOVA) statistical measures. The results of the analysis revealed that low educational level of parents affects students’ academic performance because it undermines their contributions in solving students’ academic challenges. Similarly, poor accommodation at home is another factor that hinders students’ academic performance. The results of the tested hypotheses revealed that there was no significant difference in the influence of family background on academic performance of students based on religion, parents’ educational qualification, contrarily, there was significant difference in the influence of family background on academic performance of students based on gender.

          Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that parents should adequately monitor their children’s academic performance. Also parents should ensure that cordial relationship is established between them and their children. On the part of the government, the three tiers should work out effective modality for the training of guidance counsellor and adequate employ their in schools.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page                                                                       i

Certification                                                                  ii      

Dedication                                                                     iii

Acknowledgement                                                         iv

Abstract                                                                        vi

Table of Contents                                                          vii

List of tables                                                                  x

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background to the study                                              1

Statement to the problem                                             16

Research questions                                                       18

Research Hypotheses                                                    19

Purpose of study                                                           20

Significance of the study                                               21

Scope of the study                                                         23

Operational definition of terms                                     24

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Introduction                                                                  25

Parental environment and academic performance

of students                                                                    26

Socio-economic status and academic performance

of students                                                                    30

Family career development and students academic

performance                                                                  33

Parental Career Development and Student Academic

Performance                                                                  36

Factor responsible for divorce                                       38

Parent and child relationship and academic

performance of students                                               40

Instructional materials and academic performance of

students                                                                        41

 

Effect of marital problem on academic achievement

of students                                                                    42

Summary of the reviewed of related literature              44

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY

Introduction                                                                  46

Research Design                                                            46

Sample and sampling techniques                                 47

Instrumentation                                                            48

Psychometric property of the instrument                      49

Reliability                                                                      50

Procedure for data administration and collection         51

Method of data analysis                                                52

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS

Introduction                                                                  53

Demographic data                                                         53

Hypotheses testing                                                        60

Summary of findings                                                     68

CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND

  RECOMMENDATION

Introduction                                                                  69

Discussion                                                                    70

Conclusion                                                                    79

Implication of the findings                                            81

Recommendations                                                        82

Suggestions for further studies                                     83

References                                                                     85

Appendix                                                                       87

 

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APA

Frontiers, E. & Amudalat, I (2021). Influence of Family Background on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Ilorin South Local Government Area Kwara State, Nigeria.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-family-background-on-academic-performance-of-secondary-school-students-in-ilorin-south-local-government-area-kwara-state-nigeria

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and ISIAKA Amudalat "Influence of Family Background on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Ilorin South Local Government Area Kwara State, Nigeria." Afribary. Afribary, 17 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-family-background-on-academic-performance-of-secondary-school-students-in-ilorin-south-local-government-area-kwara-state-nigeria. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and ISIAKA Amudalat . "Influence of Family Background on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Ilorin South Local Government Area Kwara State, Nigeria.". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Dec. 2021. Web. 21 Jan. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-family-background-on-academic-performance-of-secondary-school-students-in-ilorin-south-local-government-area-kwara-state-nigeria >.

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Frontiers, Edu and Amudalat, ISIAKA . "Influence of Family Background on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Ilorin South Local Government Area Kwara State, Nigeria." Afribary (2021). Accessed January 21, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-family-background-on-academic-performance-of-secondary-school-students-in-ilorin-south-local-government-area-kwara-state-nigeria