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Title: An-assessment of the parents socio-economic status and performance of students in secondary schools in Uganda case study: Nyamitanga division Mbarara Municipality
Authors: Atuhaire Anati, Tumwine
Keywords: parents
Socio-economic status
and performance of students in secondary schools in Uganda case study: Nyamitanga division Mbarara Municipality
Issue Date: Aug-2008
Publisher: Kampala International University.College Of Humanities and social science
Abstract: This paper presented the assumption that parents' socio-economic status affects the performance of students in secondary schools in county in The major objective of the study was to assess the socio-economic statns of parents and the students' performance in secondary schools Nyamitanga Division Mbarara Mnnicipality in Western region . The literature review consisted of the relevant literature from the previous authors, documentary reviews, journals and the internet literature. The literahire reflected on the parents' socio-economic background and the students' performance. The study used descriptive design in which the qualitative and quantitative methods were used. The sample size was sixty respondents. The data instruments included the use of Questionnaires, observation, and interviews. The study findings show that the parents' socio-economic background influences the students' academic performance. The study also indicated that other factors too contributed the academic performance of students. The recommendation was that the government should mobilize resources to facilitate the students' welfare in the secondary schools so as to increase their academic performance. The conclusion was that in order to harmonize students' performance, then the parents socio-economic status should be uplifted. However it was noted that despite the parents' socio-economic performance, other factors also had an impact on the students' performance in secondary schools.
Description: Dissertation submitted to the faculty of social sciences in partial fulfillment for the award of bachelor of social work and social administration of Kampala International University.
Appears in Collections:Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Social Administration

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