International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Gender, Parents’ Job-Type and Family Size as Determinants of Junior Secondary School Students’ Academic Performance
Abosede, Subuola Catherine

This study examined gender, parents’ job type and family size as determinants of academic performance of selected junior secondary school students in Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria. Three hypotheses were formulated and tested. The study was descriptive in nature using survey research design. Four hundred (400) students formed the sample of the study. The respondents were randomly selected from eight (8) Junior secondary schools from the study area. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection and it consisted of two (2) sections. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Multiple Regression analysis was used in analysing the hypotheses. Findings revealed that there was no significant relationship between gender and academic performance; parents’ job type and students’ academic performance, but students’ academic performance is influenced by their family size which is the only predictor.Furthermore, there was no significant combined contributions of gender, parents’ job type and family size to the prediction of academic performance. Based on the various findings, it was recommended among others that parents are advised to focus their attention on the education of their children irrespective of the number of children in the family. There must be collaborative partnerships between schools, parents and relevant stakeholders in providing quality education with the aim of achieving academic excellence.

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