COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF JSS III STUDENTS FROM BROKEN AND INTACT HOMES OF PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ZARIA METROPOLIS IN KADUNA STATE

B. C. Duruh (PhD), Ifeoma Virginia Obidike

Abstract


This study examined the academic achievement of JSS III students from broken and intact homes in Zaria metropolis of Kaduna State. The purpose was to assess the level of academic achievement between JSS III students from broken and intact homes. The casual comparative research design known as ex-post facto design was adopted with the sample consisting of 358 students drawn from right public junior secondary schools (JSS III) using multiple sample. The instrument that was used to collect data was questionnaire and the data collected were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). There were two research questions and hypotheses formulated for this study and tested at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The result reveals that there were no significant differences between JSS III students from intact and those from broken homes in their academic achievement. These recommendations amongst others were made, that the school and the home should always interface on the need to guard against situations at home capable of affecting student’s academic achievement that educational stakeholders should float scholarship scheme for students from broken homes and that government should create employment opportunities for economic empowerment of parents to cater for their children.


Keywords


Comparative Study, Academic Achievement, JSS 111 Students, Broken Homes, Intact Homes, Public Secondary Schools.

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