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ERIC Number: EJ967665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1548-9566
Parental Involvement, Interest in Schooling and Science Achievement of Junior Secondary School Students in Ogun State, Nigeria
Olatoye, R. A.; Ogunkola, B. J.
College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, v4 n8 p33-40 2008
This study investigated the relative and combined influences of parental involvement and interest in schooling on science achievement of selected Junior Secondary School students in Ogun State, Nigeria. Twelve secondary schools were selected from the four administrative divisions of the State. A sample of 360 students participated in the study and three instruments were used to collect data. The combined influence of parental involvement and interest in schooling accounted for 7.3% of the total variance in science achievement (R Square = 0.073, p less than 0.05), which is a significant percentage. There was a significant relationship between parental involvement and science achievement (r=+0.167, p less than 0.05) as well as between interest in schooling and science achievement (r=+0.253, p less than 0.05). Parents, teachers, and counselors should provide a stimulating learning environment in order to sustain students' interest in school. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria