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Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2018, 2(1), 14-20
DOI: 10.12691/jsa-2-1-3
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Home Background and Students Achievement in Mathematics

Oginni O.I1,

1Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

Pub. Date: March 07, 2018

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Oginni O.I. Home Background and Students Achievement in Mathematics. Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2018; 2(1):14-20. doi: 10.12691/jsa-2-1-3


The study investigated the influence of home background on students’ academic achievement in Mathematics. It found out the influence of parental occupation, family size and parental motivation on students’ academic achievement in Mathematics. The study adopted descriptive research of the survey type and expost facto design. The population for this study is made up of all Basic School II students in Ado – Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The sample of this study consists of 100 students in which 20 students were randomly selected in each of the school. The scores obtained from Mathematics examination and questionnaire were the instruments used for the study. The instruments were trial – tested on 20 students outside the study. The reliability co- efficient of 0.80 and 0.78 were obtained respectively, which was considered high enough to consider the instruments reliable. The data collected were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and t- test statistics, all at 0.05 level of significance.

home background socio-economic family size academic performance

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