ERIC Number: EJ1143416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Parental Influence on Academic Achievement among the Primary School Students in Trinidad
Johnson, Emmanuel Janagan; Descartes, Christine H.
Early Child Development and Care, v187 n7 p1221-1227 2017
The present study examined the level of parental influence on academic achievement in primary school students who prepare for the National-level test at standard five (grade 6), Secondary Entrance Examinations in Trinidad. A sample of 128 students studying standard five from primary schools was randomly selected. The data were analysed using SPSS. The findings of the study revealed that regardless of parental educational status, all parents try to influence their children to study well. The results showed that there was a positive influence on academic achievement in students. The findings of the study were discussed and implications for future research have been proposed. The study highlighted several recommendations to mitigate the effects of academic anxiety and suggested some measures to be taken by the parents, teachers, peers and social workers to successfully navigate this phase of life marked by transition and search for identity.
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Study Habits, Structured Interviews, Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Anxiety, Adolescents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Trinidad and Tobago