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Title: Home factors and academic performance of secondary school students in West - Budama County Tororo District
Authors: Nikwenseri Abel, Birusya
Keywords: Home factors
Academic performance
Issue Date: May-2011
Publisher: Kampala International University. College of Education,open distance and e-learning.
Abstract: This study was to establish the relationship between home factors; occupation of parents, family size, parents level of education, and student home activities and academic performance of secondary school in West — Budama county = Tororo District. The study took a descriptive correlation design. The study population was one hundred and fifty respondents which comprised of students. Simple random sampling was employed. Data was measured in numbers and analyzed with Pearson product moment correlation and multiple regression analysis. The researcher used self administered questionnaires for students. The results showed that all the home factors jointly contributed significantly to the students’ academic performance. However, the results revealed that parents’ occupation, family size, parents’ level of education had no separate significant contribution towards students’ academic performance. It was students’ home activities that had a significant contribution to student academic performance in West Budama county = Tororo District. It was therefore concluded that; parents’ occupation, family size, parents level of education do not have separate significant relationships with students academic performance in West Budama — Tororo District. However, students’ home activities have a significant relationship with academic performance of secondary school students in West Budama = Tororo District. The researcher therefore recommended the following; Parents need to increase students’ home activities since they contribute significantly to students’ academic performance. Teachers, school administrators, and counselors need to be aware of the home related factors so that they can help students to learn better at school by counseling them. Education planners and implementers or education policies need to have in mind these home related factors when making policies that may work in favor of students’ academic performance bearing in mind their home backgrounds.
Description: A thesis presented to the school of postgraduate studies and research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In partial fulfillment of the degree of master of arts in education management and administration.
Appears in Collections:Masters of Educational Management and Administration - Main and Ishaka Campus

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