Examining Impact of Parenting Styles on Children Academic Performance in Public Primary Schools: Experience from Nyamagana District in Mwanza

Rugera, Valentina Anthony (2015) Examining Impact of Parenting Styles on Children Academic Performance in Public Primary Schools: Experience from Nyamagana District in Mwanza. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of parenting styles on Academic performance in public primary schools in Nyamagana District of Mwanza Region. The study specifically intended to explore the role of parenting styles on children’s study time, to find out the impact of parenting styles on children’s cognitive development and to investigate the contribution of parenting styles on children’s discipline in school. A cross-section descriptive design was employed in this study to collect data from 156 respondents, mainly heads of schools, teachers, parents and children. Interviews, questionnaires, observation and documentary reviews were used to gather data. It was found that parental care was important in academic performance because when parents participated in academic issues of their children the performance of the children increased. The contribution of parenting styles, for example democratic, authoritarian, permissive and uninvolved parenting styles contribute much in academic issues if parent apply all of these in different situations. The study concludes that parenting style is important in academic performance. Therefore schools, social groups and governmental organizations should convene outreach programs to educate the society mainly parents on the effects of parenting styles upon children academic performance.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Psychology and Special education
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 11:00
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 11:00
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1118

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