Impact of social interaction on academic performance of learners in selected schools in Suswa division Narok district- Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of social interaction on children's academic performance. The objectives of the study were to establish to the relationship between social interaction and academic performance of the learner. The researcher used a case study design. A representative sample was made from the target population though simple random sampling method. A representative sample of 30% was drawn from the target population to satisfy the requirement of data collection. The data was collected using-administer questionnaires and oral interviews. The data was analyzed, using qualitative and quantitative techniques. That involved generating descriptive statistics such as percentages. Qualitative data was also analyzed through segregation of field notes according to study themes from conclusions drawn. The researcher concluded the social interaction has a major impact of children's academic performance. The findings also revealed that learners that engage in social interaction like play are most likely to perform better than others. The researcher recommended the government and schools to emphasize on social interaction like play, singing and dancing as a way of improving academic performance of the learners
A Research Report Submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of Bachelor of Education of Kampala International University
Social interaction, Academic performance of learners, Schools in Suswa division Narok district, Kenya