Binta Ado Ali (PhD), Salisu Abba Yangaiya (PhD)


This study examined the relationship between parental expectation, guidance and counselling and academic performance of senior secondary school students in Katsina State. The population for this study was thirty four thousand two hundred and fifty five. Fourteen senior secondary schools were randomly chosen and participated in this study. Three hundred and ninety students served as sample for this research. Three null hypotheses were formulated and tested. The instruments used in this study were two sets of questionnaires and self constructed academic performance test. These are adopted Federal Ministry of Education questionnaire on parental expectation, Guidance and counselling rating scale adopted from Kolo and self designed academic achievement tests in Mathematics and English. Pearson Moment Correlation Coefficient statistical analysis tool was used to test the three null hypotheses.    The hypotheses were tested and rejected at an alpha level of 0.05. The major findings of this study are that: there is significant relationship between parental expectations, Guidance and Counselling and students’ academic performance; Recommendations were given based on the findings. For instance it was recommended that the government should employ qualified counsellors in each secondary school for effective running of the guidance programme in the schools so as to promote academic performance of students in these schools.


Parental Expectation, Guidance, Counselling, Academic Performance, Secondary School Students, Katsina State

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