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Title: The influence of peer group on the academic performance of secondary school students in Bukwo District.
Authors: Chebet, Emilly
Keywords: Peer group
Academic perfomance
Bukwo District
Secondary schools
Issue Date: Sep-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University,College of Education
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate peer group influence on student academic performance in secondary schools in Bukwo. The objectives were to investigate whether peer group affect the academic performance of adolescent. To determine whether peer influence has any effect on academic performance of children from broken homes. To find out whether peer influence determines variation in academic performance of male and female students and To investigate whether age does determine the extent to which peer influence affects academic performance of students. This study employed a descriptive survey desigH that was a type of research undertaken with the aim of describing characteristics of variables in a situation. The target population of the study was form one students in boarding secondary schools in Bukwo district. A sample was a smaller group of subjects obtained from the accessible population (Mugenda and Mugenda 2003). It was concluded that peer group members who scored good marks in UCE had positive influence on student academic performance in secondary schools. Students seemed to do better in their early stages of Secondary school when their new Schoolmates had a good record of prior achievement. My reading of this result was that there was some form of social interaction between students that promoted higher attainments. The researcher recommends that Students and school stakeholders should be made aware of the benefits of peer group prior achievements as it greatly influences academic performance of students in secondary schools, Schools administration and other stakeholders should advise the parents on the amount of money to give to their children as pocket money as it has influence on the academic perfonnance of the students in secondary schools and School administration and stakeholders should provide good teaching! learning environment in order to achieve good academic performance
Description: A research report submitted to College of Education and Open e- learning at Kampala International University for fulfillment of award in Bachelor of Arts in Education.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/2823
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