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Influence of Family Background on the Academic Performance of Students in Economics in Port Harcourt Metropolis


Sunday Nsirimobi Ordu | Egbo Glad Ogechi



Sunday Nsirimobi Ordu | Egbo Glad Ogechi "Influence of Family Background on the Academic Performance of Students in Economics in Port Harcourt Metropolis" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-4 | Issue-6, October 2020, pp.1842-1848, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd35767.pdf

A qualitative education produces enlighten and vibrant people. Family experiences are very significant in influencing children's performance in schools around the world. Research has shown that parental encouragement enhances, children's academic performance especially by people with whom they communicate in their first stages of life. Against this background that this study was undertaken to examine the influence of family background on the academic performance of students in Economics in Port Harcourt Metropolis. The study was guided by three objectives which are: to find out if there is a relationship between parental educational level and student’s academic performance in Economics; determine the influence of parental income on students’ academic performance in Economics and to find out if there is any significant relationship between the parental level of motivation and students’ academic performance in Economics. This study is anchored on socialization theory. The study adopted a survey design to determine the influence of family background on students' academic performance. The population of that study is the entire secondary school in Port Harcourt Metropolis. The study randomly selected 80 students and 20 teachers in Port Harcourt Metropolitan. Descriptive statistics and simple percentages and tabulation were used for the data collected by way of a questionnaire. Chi-square was used when evaluating the null hypotheses. The study above showed that the family background of students and their academic success in economics subject is significantly positive. Based on the study findings the following recommendations were made: Social and economic policies should be introduced to give children with low-economic status equal opportunities to support their children's education. Parents should provide a home environment that supports and motivates children to achieve better education at school. This can be done by teaching your children at home to improve schoolwork and to provide the necessary learning material.

Family Background, Academic Performance, Economics


IJTSRD35767
Volume-4 | Issue-6, October 2020
1842-1848
IJTSRD | www.ijtsrd.com | E-ISSN 2456-6470
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