Assessing Parental involvement and its effect on Pupils’ academic performance in primary school in Matamba Ward: Makete District

Mpiluka, Anthony Alfonsi (2014) Assessing Parental involvement and its effect on Pupils’ academic performance in primary school in Matamba Ward: Makete District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study surveys a sample of 198 pupils in Matamba Ward in Makete to assess the extent of Parental involvement to test whether that is related to their academic performance, using the Multiple Regression analysis technique. Analyses of Variance (ANOVA) technique was also used to find out whether there are significant differences in the mean score of both parental involvement and academic performance across various sample characteristics. Study finds significant differences in academic performance across the age, education, school type (ownership) and class size categories. Moreover, significant differences were found in parental involvement across the living environment, education, occupation, school type and class size categories. Parental involvement alone significantly explains 13 percent of the variation in academic performance (F = 19.65; p < 0.001) but when used together with the other variables, its significance disappears even though the model now explains 37% of the variation (F=8.362; p < 0.001). School type remains the only significant variable.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:35
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:35
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/535

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