The Influence Of Home Environment On The Academic Performance Of A Child, Abstract
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Work Was Carried Out In Egor Local Government Area Of Edo State And ...
work was carried out in Egor local government area of Edo state and the ten
schools were randomly selected to look out for the influence of home
environment on the academic performance of a child. Some socio cultural
problems which are likely to affect a child’s academic performance were
examined with four research questions. The instrument used in the collection of
data was the questionnaire, which were tested statistically using sample
percentage scores. The statistical analysis is that a child whose parents are
educated performed better than those whose parents are less educated. The study
also shows that learning materials stimulate a child to learn and that a child
who has cordial relationship with his/ her parents performs better in school
than those who do not. It as also discovered that cultural factors can also
influenced a child’s academic performance for instance; a child is likely to
face conflict divergent cultures
TABLE OF CONTENT
Statement of the problem
Purpose of the study
Delimitation of the study
Limitations of the study
Significance of the study
Definition of terms
Chapter Two- Literature Review
Population of the study
Sample and sampling procedures
Validity of the instrument
Method of data analysis
- Data Analysis and Interpretation
Suggestions for further research
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
academic performance of any child cannot be separated from the home environment
in which the child grows up. A healthy home environment offers emotional
security to a child.
cannot simply provide a continuation of the home environment, but they can play
an inestimable role in laying the foundation for the child learn how to read
and write, however, this influence is characterized by various factors such as
the parents home background learning facilities, levels of parents educational
attainment and other socio cultural issues.
years, the society had recorded a persisted increase in the rate of poor
performance in the various schools examinations such as the senior secondary
school examination (S.S.C.E). Comments from educators have shown that the blame
from look of performance has been as a result of neglect and carefree attitude
towards academic works by students and parents.
against this background that the researcher has decided to investigate on the
academic performance of a child.
innumerable factors which affect a child academic performance as stated above.
obvious that a child academic performance is directly related to his her
environment as well as learning facilities and other socio cultural issues.
Every child is born with the same intellectual ability, but a good and
conducive environment with adequate learning facilities will help to boost the
intellectual and academic capability of the child. Parents from good learning
environment will always have good attitudes towards education and provide
learning materials such as the television, instructional video tract, books and
journals e.t.c that will facilitate the learning process. These as a matter of
fact can give a child an edge over his or her counterparts in an environment
with poor learning facilities.
parents will always express the belief that it is important to help a child
with his or her home work and to review the school work that the child had done
but a child from a poor home environment to a large extent is deprived of such
opportunities and thus, he or she struggles to service he teaching and learning
process. A student in this category is therefore not confident and consisted.
Hence he or she experiences how academic performance hence, the motivation of
any intelligent child towards learning is being accelerated by the positive
influence of his or her environment, while others are negatively affected in
terms of their poor home environment.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
importance of education in an individual cannot be over emphasized. Education
has a long lasting impact on ones life. For example the acquisition of
knowledge and skills and all other things that is worthwhile, which are
transmitted to a person through formal and informal education determines his or
her potential in future.
we understand that the home is the first school for a child where he or she is
taught the basics norms and values by the parents before the child leaves for
the formal education. Contrary to popular opinion. Learning and reading begins
in school but the first foundation of the child begins in school but the first
foundation of the child begins at home. (Binkley 1998)
those facts, this research has to do with asking the following questions on why
does student home environment affect student performance in school.
·Unconducive learning environment reduces a child
·Can the attitude of illiterate parents affect
the child performance
·Can the attitudes of illiterate parents of
affect the child’s performance
PURPOSE OF STUDY
of this study is to carefully investigate the relationship between a child home
environments, level of parent’s educational attainment, learning materials a
child’s academic performance in school. In other words the research seeks to know
how variation in the above aforementioned factors in a Childs home can
influence his or her performance in school, after which the research intends to
suggest possible ways which these problems can be solved.
SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY
of immense importance to individuals and to the society at large. Educators
have greatly assumed that the home environment, to a large extent determines
the progress of an individual in learning situation. This study will therefore
highlight the significant differences in various home environments. The study
will enable educationist and curriculum planners to take full cognizance of
individual difference among children in any teaching/ learning environment
while planning. It will also help teachers to cater for the various classes of
school children in the classroom.
will enable the teacher to adopt new dimensional approaches while teaching
finally parents irrespective of their educational qualification should
encourage the child at home, and also provide the maximum stimulation at all
to the purpose of this research, the following research questions provide the
focus of the study.
i)Does the home environment have any influence on
a Childs academic performance
ii)Do the parents and their academic attainment
have any influence on a Childs academic performance
iii)Do the parents and their academic attainment
have any influence on the academic performance
iv)Is the academic performance of a child influence
by his or her socio cultural background?
SCOPE OF STUDY
is mainly concerned with the influence of home environment on the academic
performance of a child. However the researcher is limited to some selected
secondary schools in Egor local government area of Edo state
DEFINITION OF TERMS
i) ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: this can be define as the score a child
or individual obtain in teat or examination based on hi or her learning
ii) HOME ENVIRONMENT: home environment in this context simply
means the immediate surroundings and first institution where a child is taught
the basic norms and values by the parents before he or she proceeds to acquire
iii) SOCIO STATUS: this is the total state of an individual based on
inequality in terms of occupation, level of education and other societal issues
iv) SOCIO- CULTURAL BACKGROUND: this is the social and cultural makeup
of an individual in relationship with his or her environment
v) EDUCATION: formal instruction or training given to a child in school
vi) PARENT: any person (man or woman) with legal claim of a child
vii) EDUCATED PARENTS: owner of a female child or male child
with formal education in addition to informal education
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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