Parental Involvement and Its Effects on Students’ Academic Performance in Public Secondary Schools in Korogwe, Tanzania

Mauka, Annisia M. (2015) Parental Involvement and Its Effects on Students’ Academic Performance in Public Secondary Schools in Korogwe, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study focused on parental involvement and its effects on students’ academic performance in Korogwe. The study was guided by four objectives: 1.to relate parents’ level of education with students’ academic performance 2 to identify how parents’ income influences the students’ academic performance, 3 to establish how communication between teachers and parents affect the students’ academic performance, and 4. to establish how home environment affects students’ academic performance. The study employed sequential mixed methods design and it used interviews and questionnaire techniques to collect data to inform the audience. These techniques were also complemented by observation and document. The study findings showed that majority of parents had low level of education which is at primary level. It was noted that parents who had low level of education were less responsible for children schooling which may have led to their poor performance. Moreover, the results showed that low income of parents made them unable to provide sufficient home needs and school requirements for their children. Low income in the family also forced some students to take part in the income generation activities to support the families; thus reducing their time for learning. The findings showed that in most cases, great numbers of parents were not attending school meetings. This situation left students’ problem unsolved and in long run, it could lead to students’ failure in their studies. Lastly, the findings showed that students were involved in various domestics’ chores which consumed most of students’ learning time. The recommendations to address these problems are provided.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:41
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:41
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1231

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