Parental Involvement in Education: An Implication on Academic Performance of O-Level Students in Western ‘B’ District –Zanzibar.

Abdalla, Aysha Ali (2021) Parental Involvement in Education: An Implication on Academic Performance of O-Level Students in Western ‘B’ District –Zanzibar. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study identified parental involvement in education and its implication on academic performance of ‘O’ level students in Western ‘B’ District –Zanzibar. Specifically, the study sought to: assess the levels of parents’ involvement in their children’s education; find out the influence of parental involvement on students’ academic performance, and determine the appropriate measures for increasing the parents’ involvement in their children’s academic activities in West ‘B’ District in Zanzibar. This study was guided with Joyce Epstein model of parental involvement. The study used mixed research approach and descriptive survey research design. Purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used in selecting 552 respondents from four schools. Interviews, questionnaires, focus group discussions were used to collect data. Quantitative and Qualitative data were analyzed using content analysis and descriptively. The findings revealed that the involvement of parents in children’s education in Western ‘B’ District, Zanzibar is very low and limited since that majority of parents have no habit to follow up their children’s academic progress at school. The result further revealed that majority of respondent agreed that lack of parental involvement in the children’s education have greater influence on the academic performance of students. The study recommended that the government should provide regulations which will obligate and strengthen parents’ participation in their children education. Also, more education should be provided to parents to change attitude towards their roles and responsibilities on children’s education so as to help them materially and academically. Keywords: Parental involvement; academic performance; O-level students; children’s education

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 07:53
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2023 07:53

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