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Relationship between Parental Involvement and Academic Performance of Senior High School Students: The Case of Ashanti Mampong Municipality of Ghana

1Department of Education and Psychology, College of Education Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

2Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, Ashanti Mampong, Ghana

3Department of Business Psychology, University of Applied Management, Accra, Ghana


American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, Vol. 6 No. 1, 1-8
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-1-1
Copyright © 2018 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Mark Owusu Amponsah, Eugene Yaw Milledzi, Eric Twum Ampofo, Martin Gyambrah. Relationship between Parental Involvement and Academic Performance of Senior High School Students: The Case of Ashanti Mampong Municipality of Ghana. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(1):1-8. doi: 10.12691/education-6-1-1.

Correspondence to: Mark  Owusu Amponsah, Department of Education and Psychology, College of Education Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Email: mamponsah@ucc.edu.gh

Abstract

The study explored the relationship between parental involvement in education and academic performance of senior high school students in the Ashanti Mampong Municipality of Ghana. The descriptive correlational research design was used to conduct the study. Stratified random sampling procedure was employed to select a total sample of 471 respondents made up of 186 males and 285 females. Questionnaire and test items on Mathematics and English Language were the research instruments used to collect data for the study. Data analysis was conducted by employing descriptive statistical tools (mean and standard deviation scores) to examine students’ perceived parental academic ambition and involvement in their education while the Zero-order correlation was used to examine the relationships between parental involvement in education and academic performance. The results of the study show a significant positive relationship between parental involvement in education and students’ academic performance. It is recommended from the study that parents should play a leading role in supporting their children’s education since they are the first to expose children to the social and academic world.

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