Socio- Economic Factors and Mathematics Academic Performance of Students at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education of St. Paul’s Igonga Secondary School in Kisii Central District, Kenya.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iii

TABLE OF CONTENTS iv

ABSTRACT v

CHAPTER 1 1

GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1

Rationale of the Study 1

Objectives of the study 2

General objective 2

Specific Objectives 2

Significance of the Study 3

CHAPTER 2 4

LITERATURE REVIEW 4

Theory 4

CHAPTER 3 ii

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 11

Research Design 11

Research Environment 11

Research Respondents 11

Research Instruments 11

Data Collection Procedures 12

Statistical Treatment of Data 13

CHAPTER FIVE 19

Summary of Findings, conclusion Recommendation and Areas for Further

Research 19

Findings 19

Conclusion 20

Recommendations 20

REFRENCES 22

APPENDIX A 24

TRANSMITTAL LETTER FOR THE HEAD TEACHER 24

APPENDIX B 25

STUDENTS QUESTIONNAIRE 25

APPENDIX C 31

PLAN FOR DATA PRESENTATION 31

APPENDIX D 33

MAP OF RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT 33

APPEDIX E 34

ABSTRACT For many years academicians and researchers have debated about factors that influence a student academic performance in mathematics. From this debate, they have come to agree that soclo- economic factors are among other factors that influence a student’s academic performance in mathematics. This study aimed at establishing socio- economic factors that affect mathematics performance of students at Kenya certificate of secondary education of St. Paul’s Igonga secondary school in Kisii central district, Kenya. Objectives of the study were to: determine the profile of the respondents, the performance in mathematics at KCSE level at St Paul’s Igonga Secondary School for the last three years, Students performance in mathematics at KCSE level. Socio economic factors affecting students’ performance in Mathematics at KCSE level and determine if there is a significant relationship or difference between socio economic factors and students’ performance in mathematics at KCSE level. Questionnaires were used to source information on the social economic factors influencing mathematics performance. Data was analyzed using Software Package for Social Sciences (SPSS ® version 11.5). Most of the student respondents were males indicating gender bias in enrolments whereas many students were between the ages of 15 to 17 years. Entry behavior in mathematics from primary school was high (B). The study indicates that parental economic activities, fees payment responsibility having both parents give frequency of being sent home for fees and availability of instructional materials are highly significant (P< 0.05) to students’ math emetics performance in mathematics at K.C.P,E level and thus could imply the same at K.C.S.E. Therefore it is recommended that the government of Kenya should allocate more bursaries to enable students learn because majority are often sent home for fees and are from single parent family hence strain financially leading to frequent absenteeism of students due to lack of school fees. 

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Frontiers, E. & NYAREKI, O (2022). Socio- Economic Factors and Mathematics Academic Performance of Students at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education of St. Paul’s Igonga Secondary School in Kisii Central District, Kenya.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/socio-economic-factors-and-mathematics-academic-performance-of-students-at-kenya-certificate-of-secondary-education-of-st-paul-s-igonga-secondary-school-in-kisii-central-district-kenya-2

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and ONGORO NYAREKI "Socio- Economic Factors and Mathematics Academic Performance of Students at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education of St. Paul’s Igonga Secondary School in Kisii Central District, Kenya." Afribary. Afribary, 24 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/socio-economic-factors-and-mathematics-academic-performance-of-students-at-kenya-certificate-of-secondary-education-of-st-paul-s-igonga-secondary-school-in-kisii-central-district-kenya-2. Accessed 02 Oct. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and ONGORO NYAREKI . "Socio- Economic Factors and Mathematics Academic Performance of Students at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education of St. Paul’s Igonga Secondary School in Kisii Central District, Kenya.". Afribary, Afribary, 24 Aug. 2022. Web. 02 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/socio-economic-factors-and-mathematics-academic-performance-of-students-at-kenya-certificate-of-secondary-education-of-st-paul-s-igonga-secondary-school-in-kisii-central-district-kenya-2 >.

Chicago

Frontiers, Edu and NYAREKI, ONGORO . "Socio- Economic Factors and Mathematics Academic Performance of Students at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education of St. Paul’s Igonga Secondary School in Kisii Central District, Kenya." Afribary (2022). Accessed October 02, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/socio-economic-factors-and-mathematics-academic-performance-of-students-at-kenya-certificate-of-secondary-education-of-st-paul-s-igonga-secondary-school-in-kisii-central-district-kenya-2