The objective of this study was to find
out the influence of socio-economic status of parent on the performance of
secondary school students in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo state. It is
the fact that the home in which the comes from has an effect on his/her
academic performance in school. Questionnaires were given to students to enable
the researcher appraise the issue of the effect of socio-economic status of
parents on the academic performance. Simple percentage was used to analyze the
data collected. This was done to test effectively the three research questions.
1.Is there a relationship between the facilities
provided at home and the academic performance of students?
2.Is there a relationship between the occupation
of parents and parental encouragement on the academic performance of students?
3.Is there a relationship between the type of
family and academic performance of students.
From the analysis of the data, the
following findings emerged. Facilities provided at home have effect on students/
academic performance. Parent occupations also influence students’ performance
in school. The type of family does not affect student’s performance.
Background of the study
Statement of problem
Purpose of the study
Significance of the study
Limitation of study
Definition of terms
The influence of parent occupation
Academic background of parent
Family size and the influence of students’ academic performance
Socio-economic status of parents and its influence on the academic
performance of their children
Family structure on the academic performance of their children
Design of the study
The study sample
Analysis and interpretation of data
Analysis of the questionnaire
Summary, conclusion and recommendations
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
relevance of education in the upbringing of children can not be overemphasized.
Since the children of today constitutes the leaders of tomorrow, there is the
need for every society to educate its children as this will contribute to the
overall growth and development, thereby reducing the rate of crime and
illiteracy in the society. For this is to make manifest, certain things should
be inculcated in the individual such as skills, habits, attitude, moral values
and prohibits disapproved ones. There should be a combination of formal and
informal education given to them in order for them to make a constructive
development of the society and themselves.
interest of educators is well pronounced as to what influence the socio-economic
status of parents have on their behaviour and learning ability. It is believed
that if such influence exists, it should vary widely according to the
sophistication of the learning contingencies provided by such factor.
But what we
see around these days, nothing but nonchalant attitudes of the parents towards
their children education. This is done in various ways, such as parents no
longer stay at home to see after the affairs of their children, simply because
of the guests by for the means of survival. Due to the fact that these children
are not properly cared for, some of them grow up to create problems for the
family and at times to the society entirely. This is simply from their
unwillingness towards the educational pursuit. Also academic performance
depending on the availability of learning materials or facilities, funds and
otherwise in situation whereby students from school A perform better in terms
of academic than school B, students lie on the above mentioned problems. So
without parents not being ready to train their children, their performance in
school might be discouraging due to the theory of individual differences. Even
when some are being cared for properly, you discover that they still not cope
with the system thereby leading to their failure or poor academic performance.
The home is
viewed as one of the factors that cause poor performance of students in
secondary schools. The problems of why children achieve of fail to achieve in
school has always been of interest to philosophers. The home background of
students, physical condition of home, genetic and endowment, poor methodology
of teacher have been put forth and possible answer and has received a great
deal of attention. Socio-economic background is one of the greatest factors
that influence secondary school students.
these observations, the poor performance of secondary school students in school
work could be traced to the schools’ parental attitudes, socio-economic status,
family size etc. the main aim of this study is to examine the influence of
socio-economic background of parent on the academic performance of secondary
school students in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo state. Confidentially,
the researcher intends to provide solutions to most of these problems above in
the course of study.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
of parents to recognize and realize that the ability of their children to
perform well is greatly influenced by the home and this is a serious problem
because of their belief that the standard of education of nowadays has fallen.
scholars have argued that the immediate and remote causes of the problem
militating against the influence of socio-economic status of students’
performance in secondary schools. The governments to some extent also contribute
to the poor economy of the country making parents not able to send their
children to school, and also socio-economic status, family size, educational
background, influence of home, place of residence, family structure, influence
of peer group etc.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
main purpose of carrying out this study is to examine the influence of
socio-economic status of parents on the academic performance of secondary
school students and also to know the extent to which educational status of
parents affect students’ academic performance. this is why the study is being
carried out to suggest possible solutions that would help to solve the problems
in the society.
Some of the
research questions A study on the influence of socio-economic status of parents
on the academic performance of secondary school students in Oredo Local
Government Area of Edo state.
Does socio-economic status affect the academic performance of
Do you think parents contribute to students’ performance in school?
Do parents’ occupations affect students’ performance in school?
Do you think family size influence students’ academic performance?
Do you think family structure influence academic performance of
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
study will be of help to the educational planner in designing school programmes
and curriculum to the call of their parents towards their children’s academic
performance. it will also help to awaken the family even the society at large
from their slumbering state of the educational career of their youth.
discovered information of this researcher will help the teachers, educators and
curriculum specialists and school administrators to plan ways or means of
meeting the needs of children from different home backgrounds. This will also
help the children to see their own ways of contributing to their poor
performance in school. The society through this finding can help to provide
educational facilities such as good classrooms, qualified teachers, chairs,
desks and apparatus for practical etc. in order to alliance the educational
standard of the children.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This study is restricted to Oredo Local Government Area of Edo
state. The researcher will focus on secondary schools in the above Mentioned
DEFINITION OF TERMS
legal position of a person, group or country.
with the trade industry and development of the wealth of a country, area or a
effect that something has on the way a person thinks or behaves or on the way
that something works or develops.
act of performing a play, concert, or other forms of entertainment.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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