The Impact of Socio-Economic Status On Academic Performance of West Budama Constituency, Tororo District, Uganda

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS v

DEFINITION OF TERMS vi

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES ix

LIST OF FIGURES

ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE

1.0 Introduction 1

1.1 Background of the Study 1

1.2 Statement of the Problem 2

1.3 Purpose of the Study 2

1.4 Objectives of the Study 3

1.5 Research questions 3

1.6 Significance of the study 3

1.7 Limitations 4

CHAPTERTWO 5

LITERATURE REVIEW 5

2.1 Introduction 5

2.2 Socio-economic status and students’ academic performance 5

2.3 Socio-economic status and psychological health of student in relation to academic

performance 6

2.4 School environment and student’s academic performance 7

2.5 Family factors and students’ academic performance 8

2.6 Peer factors and students’ academic performance 9

VII

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 11

3.1 Introduction 11

3.2 Research approach

3.3 Research design 11

3.4 Target population and area 11

3.5 Sample size 11

3.6 Sampling method 11

3.7 Research instrument 12

3.8 Data collection techniques 12

3.9 Data analysis procedure 12

CHAPTER FOUR 13

PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION 13

4.0 Background 13

4.1 Analysis of data 14

CHAPTER FIVE 20

SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION 20

5.0 Introduction 20

5.1 Discussion 20

5.2 Summary 22

5.3 Conclusion 22

5.4 Recommendations 23

REFERENCES 24

APPENDICES 27

APPENDIX I: BUDGET 27

APPENDIX II: TIME FRAME 28

APPENDIX III: QUESTIONNAIRES FOR TEACHERS 29

APPENDIX IV: QUESTIONNAIRES FOR STUDENTS 31

APPENDIX V: CURRICULUM VITAE 33 

ABSTRACT This study is about the impact of socio-economic status on students’ performance of West Budama, Tororo district, Uganda. The objectives of the study were to determine the factors influenced the student’s academic performance and the relationship between the socio-economic status and academic performance. To achieve this, a sample of 186 respondents from 6 public secondary schools using simple random sampling, questionnaires were administered to the respondents. Research assistant presented copies of the questionnaires to students to complete and supplementary information was obtained from secondary school academic teacher. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Regression analysis was used to establish the relationship between the students’ socio-economic status and academic performance. The liker analysis were used to analyse the data, the results revealed that the students’ socio-economic status influenced student academic performance since education plays a major role in skills sets for acquiring jobs and specific quality that stratity people with higher and lower socio-economic status. The middle class parents takes active role in their children’s education and development by using controlled organized activities and fostering a sense of entitlement through encouraged discussion families with lower income do not participate in this movement, causing their children to have a sense of constraint. A division in education attainment in is thus due two differences in child rearing. Lower income families can have children who do not succeed.

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Frontiers, E. & GIRISOM, O (2022). The Impact of Socio-Economic Status On Academic Performance of West Budama Constituency, Tororo District, Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-socio-economic-status-on-academic-performance-of-west-budama-constituency-tororo-district-uganda

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and ONYANGO GIRISOM "The Impact of Socio-Economic Status On Academic Performance of West Budama Constituency, Tororo District, Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 25 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-socio-economic-status-on-academic-performance-of-west-budama-constituency-tororo-district-uganda. Accessed 01 Oct. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and ONYANGO GIRISOM . "The Impact of Socio-Economic Status On Academic Performance of West Budama Constituency, Tororo District, Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 25 Aug. 2022. Web. 01 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-socio-economic-status-on-academic-performance-of-west-budama-constituency-tororo-district-uganda >.

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Frontiers, Edu and GIRISOM, ONYANGO . "The Impact of Socio-Economic Status On Academic Performance of West Budama Constituency, Tororo District, Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 01, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-socio-economic-status-on-academic-performance-of-west-budama-constituency-tororo-district-uganda