Influence Of Peer Groups On Students’ Academic Performance In Secondary Schools In Kasambya Sub County, Mubende District.

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Kampala International University. College of Education,open distance and e-learning.
As common belief that children will thrive if educated among st better schoolmates, and this belief many parents in their choice of school. Many studies have tried to measure this peer-group effect, I this Research study extended literature by looking at the influence of peer group on students’ academic performance in Kasambya Sub County, Mubende District. The study was guided by the lowing objectives, to establish how peer group prior achievements influence students’ academic performance in secondary schools , to investigate how peer group composition influence student’ academic conformance in secondary schools and to examine how peer learning environment influence students’ academic Performance secondary schools in Kasambya Subcounty, Mubende district. e study adopted a descriptive survey design with a sample size of 217 respondents comprising of 209 dents 6 class teachers and 2 Head teachers. Questionnaires were the main instrument used to collect data addition to interview guides. The data collected was analyzed using the statistical package for social and the final results were presented in tables for interpretation. e findings showed that majority of respondents indicated that little pocket money spend per month had influence to students’ performance. It was also deduced that a rich family background positively students’ academic performance. it was deduced that students learning environment had a si tive influence on students’ academic performance. ~e study recommends that Students and school stakeholders should be made aware of the benefits of peer up prior achievements as it greatly influences academic performance of students in secondary schools; hools administration and other stakeholders should advise the parents on the amount of money to give to ~ir children as pocket money as it has influence on the academic performance of the students in Dondary schools and lastly the School administration and stakeholders should provide good teaching and wining environment in order to achieve good academic performance. The study recommended that further search should be done in a similar topic in other counties so as to compare the study findings,
A Research Report Submitted to the College of Education, Open) Distance and E-Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Award of a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts with Education of Kampala International University
Peer Groups, Students, Academic Performance