RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS OF PARENTS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN ONITSHA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ANAMBRA STATE.
Keywords:socioeconomic status, parents, academic performance,
This study was aimed at determining the relationship between
socioeconomic status of parents and academic performance of
students in Onitsha North L.G.A. of Anambra State. Three research
questions and three null hypotheses were formulated to guide the
study. Correlation research design was adopted. From a population
of 2,452, a sample of 100 respondents selected through the simple
random sampling technique was adopted. For data collection, the
junior secondary school annual examination was used, while
questionnaire was also used to collect relevant information from
students. Pearson product moment correlation was used to provide
answers to the research questions, while the t- test was used in
testing the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. From the
results; it was discovered that there is a positive relationship between
high socioeconomic status of parents and studentâ€™s academic
performance, also that there is a negative relationship between
middle socioeconomic status of parents and studentâ€™s academic
performance, and that there is a positive relationship between low
socioeconomic status of parents and studentâ€™s academic
performance. Based on the findings, it was recommended that
government should endeavor to implement the Universal Basic
Education (UBE) programme, as it will go a long way in helping
students attain success in their academic pursuits. With this, the low
academic performance of students that is characterized with low
socioeconomic status of parents will be minimized.
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