Home environment and parental socio-economic status as determinants of adolescents study habits and academic performance in Education District IV of Lagos -state.
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Journal of Educational Foundations (JEF), Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria ,Nsukka
The study investigated "home environment and parental socio economic status as determinants for adolescents study habits and academic performance. in Education District IV of Lagos State. The study employed. Correlation research designs. A sample of one hundred and fifty two (152) Senior Secondary-two (2) was randomly selected through simple random sampling within the study area. Two research question were answered while two hypotheses were tested. The data for the study were collected using four instruments namely: Home Environment Questionnaire (HEQ); Parental Socio-Economic Questionnaire (PSEQ); Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT) and. Study Habits Questionnaire (SHQ) .The Mathematics Achievement Test comprised of twenty (20) multiple-choice items with four answers choices/options. (A-D) designed and constructed by the researcher from past question papers of WAEC (2012-2018).The research instruments were face and content validated by experts. The instruments has internal consistency reliability coefficient of 0.87, 0.80 and 0.76 when tested for HEQ, PSEQ and SHQ through Cronbach alpha. Kuder-Richardson 20 was used to establish the reliability coefficient of 0.81 for MAT. Pearson Product moment correlation was used to answer the research questions while hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The result revealed that adolescent home environment and parental socio-economics status do .not significantly determine their study habits and academic performance in mathematics. It was recommended amongst other things that students should study hard in their academic pursuits irrespective of their parental socio-economic status since it does not guarantee academic success. Students’ from poor homes can make use of school libraries study habits as well as or improve academic success Moreso,parents and guardian should make the home conducive by providing the basic facilities and resources should assists school authorities to create enabling edutainment programmes within the confines of the school needed for enhanced study habits and academic achievement. Finally, government should provide free education and instructional materials that can assists students from less privileged homes in achieving educational success.
Home Environment , Parental Socio-Economic Status , Study Habits , Academic Performance , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Akanni,O.O. (2020). Home environment and parental socio-economic status as determinants of adolescents study habits and academic performance in Education District IV of Lagos -state. (Implications for Assessment).Journal of Educational Foundations (JEF), Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria ,Nsukka, 9(1),109-125..