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Title: Relationship between family background and academic performance of secondary school students: a case study of selected secondary schools in Arua Municipality, Arua District, Uganda
Authors: Asiimwe, Justus
Keywords: Family Background
Academic Performance
Issue Date: May-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University School of Education
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between family background and academic performance of secondary school students. It was guided by the following objectives: 1. To establish the relationship between parental marital status and academic performance of secondary school students.2 To assess the relationship between family economic status and academic performance of secondary school students in Arua Municipality Arua District. 3. To investigate the relationship between parents’ education level and academic Performance of secondary school students school in Arua municipality, Arua district. 4. To examine the relationship between family size and academic performance of Secondary school students in Arua municipality, Arua district. Conclusion The study found out that a single parenthood had a negative relationship with academic performance and families’ quality functions had a very supportive achievement on the children’s academic performance both scholastic educational attainment and other healthy related issues. Recommendations were made and these are 1. The researcher recommended that the families should be structured on a functionality level to avoid single parenthood if academic performance has to be achieved. 2. The researcher also recommended that for children to attain academic achievement the family should have stable income from whatever source. 3. The researcher recommended that parents should endeavor to be also academically sound if they have to influence their children’s academic performance.
Description: A research report submitted to the college of education open and distance learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of bachelors ‘degree of arts in education of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/2410
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