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Parental Influence on Students’ Academic Performance - A Case Study of Debre Berhan General Secondary School students, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia

Version 1 : Received: 4 June 2020 / Approved: 7 June 2020 / Online: 7 June 2020 (16:16:44 CEST)

How to cite: Enbeyle, W.; Desta, G.; Pandey, D. Parental Influence on Students’ Academic Performance - A Case Study of Debre Berhan General Secondary School students, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia. Preprints 2020, 2020060106 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0106.v1). Enbeyle, W.; Desta, G.; Pandey, D. Parental Influence on Students’ Academic Performance - A Case Study of Debre Berhan General Secondary School students, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia. Preprints 2020, 2020060106 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0106.v1).

Abstract

Education plays an essential role in the acquisition of knowledge and skills. School is the place where children’ attitudes, interests, and habits are developed. More involved and supportive a parent is towards their adolescent the higher self-esteem they will gain allowing the adolescent to feel confident and focused during school. Parents therefore enroll their children in schools that can give them expected quality of lives. The main core objective for this study was to determine the parental influence on students’ academic performance - A case study of Debre Berhan General Secondary School. A total of 118 students were included in the present study using simple random sampling technique from the total students (2367). Cross-sectional design was appropriate for this study. Primary source of data was employed collected from students. Descriptive and inferential statistics were applied. For statistical analysis SPSS 20 was used at 5% level of significance. Descriptive statistics results indicate that the average mark of students was with minimum and maximum value of 47 and 94 respectively. Multiple regression models showed that Income level, Rate of money given to satisfy basic and educational materials, Parent’s occupation, Family size, Parent’s educational level, and Parent’s way of giving motivation were found to be a significant effect on academic performance of students at 5% level of significance at study area. However, sex of students, age of students and grade level of students were not found to be significant effect to academic performance at study area. Overall model is statistically significance for the data. All the assumption of regression analysis was satisfied. Normality, Constant variance, absence of multicolinearity, linearity and absence of autocorrelation were satisfied due to formal tests and diagnostic plots. Study recommended the need for programs related to improvement of mother and father education for caring child in appropriate success of their education and also parents should allocate time to visit schools and establish good relationship and discussion about their children’s academic progress in according to way of motivation to learn actively in school.

Subject Areas

Academic performance; Involvement of Parents; Debre Berhan General Secondary School; Ethiopia

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