THE INFLUENCE OF PARENTAL ATTITUDE ON PUPILS’ SCHOOL READINESS OF BARIGA COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREA OF LAGOS STATE CONSTITUENCY

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ABSTRACT

This study looked at the influence of parental attitude on pupils’ school readiness of Bariga Council Development Area of Lagos State Constituency. The specific objectives are to examine the demographic profile of parents in this study, to investigate forms of parental attitudes and their effects on the child readiness, to assess various forms of parental involvement on children’s school readiness, to determine whether or not the number of children in the family has effect on the child’s readiness for school and to investigate the effect of parents’ socio-economic status on child’s readiness to school. The population of study comprised of all Parents in Bariga Council Development Area of Lagos States. Sample random sampling technique was adopted in selecting the respondents to make up the total of the sample size and the researcher made use of one hundred (100) questionnaires to analysis the data using Simple percentage statistics. Findings revealed that there is no significant relationship between parental involvement and children’s school readiness. The results of the analysis showed the parental attitude could influence academic readiness and achievement among pupils in primary schools. Therefore, it was recommended that parents should endeavour to improve on their relationship with their children. Also it was recommended that they should encourage, stimulate and entertain questions of all sorts. Also the school workers should have a better knowledge of the home problems of the pupils and this should lead to a closer co-operation. Home training and school training should properly complement each other. And lastly parents should also encourage their children to discuss freely with them; an atmosphere of freedom and friendliness should be created.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Pages

Title Page                                                                                                                                i

Certification                                                                                                                            ii

Dedication                                                                                                                              iii

Acknowledgments                                                                                                                  iv

Abstract                                                                                                                                  v

Table of Contents                                                                                                                   vi

 

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1              Background of the Study                                                                                           1

1.2              Theoretical Framework                                                                                               3

1.2.1    Stimulus-response Learning                                                                                        3

1.2.2    Operant Conditioning                                                                                                 5

1.3              Statement of the Problem                                                                                           5

1.4              Purpose of the Study                                                                                                  6         

1.5              Research Questions                                                                                                     6

1.6              Research Hypothesis                                                                                                   7         

1.7              Significance of the Study                                                                                           7

1.8              Delimitation of the study was randomly selected                                                      7

1.9              Definition of Terms                                                                                                    8

 

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.0       Introduction                                                                                                                10

2.1       Parental attitudes                                                                                                        10

2.2       Parental attitudes towards child’s readiness                                                               11

2.3       Parental – child interaction and academic achievement                                             15

2.4       Parental involvement and pupil’s academic achievement                                           16

2.5       Home setting and parental support                                                                             18

2.6       School readiness                                                                                                         20

2.7       School readiness and transition                                                                                  23

2.8       The effect of home support                                                                                        27

2.9       Need for pre – school education                                                                                 28

2.10     Pre-school education problems                                                                                   29

2.10.1  The contribution of some great philosophers on pre – school education                    30

2.10.2  Agencies of pre – school education                                                                            31

2.10.3  Parental socio – economic status                                                                                32

2.10.4  Parenting styles                                                                                                           32

2.10.5  Parent-school communication                                                                                     35

2.11     Early childhood education, its objective and importance on cognitive development 37

2.11.1    The importance of early childhood education                                                            40

2.11.2    Effects of parental involvement on children’s academic achievement                       40

           

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1       Research Design                                                                                                         42

3.2       Population of the Study                                                                                              42

3.3       Sample and Sampling Technique                                                                                42

3.4       Research Instrument                                                                                                   42

3.5       Validity and reliability of instrument                                                                         43       

3.6       Administration of the instrument                                                                               43

3.7       Scoring of instrument                                                                                                 43

3.8       Data analysis                                                                                                               43  

 

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

4.0       Introduction                                                                                                                44

4.1       Descriptive Analysis of the Data                                                                                44

4.2       Discussion of Findings                                                                                               56

4.3       Summary                                                                                                                     57

5.4       Conclusion                                                                                                                  58

5.5       Recommendations                                                                                                      58

 

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.0       Introduction                                                                                                                60

5.1       Chapter Summary                                                                                                       60

            References                                                                                                                  61

Questionnaire                                                                                                              65

 

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APA

Gbenga, F (2019). THE INFLUENCE OF PARENTAL ATTITUDE ON PUPILS’ SCHOOL READINESS OF BARIGA COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREA OF LAGOS STATE CONSTITUENCY. Afribary.com: Retrieved October 17, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-parental-attitude-on-pupils-school-readiness-of-bariga-council-development-area-of-lagos-state-constituency

MLA 8th

Fayemiwo, Gbenga. "THE INFLUENCE OF PARENTAL ATTITUDE ON PUPILS’ SCHOOL READINESS OF BARIGA COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREA OF LAGOS STATE CONSTITUENCY" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 08 Oct. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-parental-attitude-on-pupils-school-readiness-of-bariga-council-development-area-of-lagos-state-constituency . Accessed 17 Oct. 2019.

MLA7

Fayemiwo, Gbenga. "THE INFLUENCE OF PARENTAL ATTITUDE ON PUPILS’ SCHOOL READINESS OF BARIGA COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREA OF LAGOS STATE CONSTITUENCY". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 08 Oct. 2019. Web. 17 Oct. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-parental-attitude-on-pupils-school-readiness-of-bariga-council-development-area-of-lagos-state-constituency >.

Chicago

Fayemiwo, Gbenga. "THE INFLUENCE OF PARENTAL ATTITUDE ON PUPILS’ SCHOOL READINESS OF BARIGA COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREA OF LAGOS STATE CONSTITUENCY" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed October 17, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-parental-attitude-on-pupils-school-readiness-of-bariga-council-development-area-of-lagos-state-constituency