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Research Paper | Education | Kenya | Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014

Parental Involvement and Primary School Academic Performance in Teso North District

Anne Muiru, Dr. Ruth Thingur, Amos Njagi, Susan Ngunu

The project research sought to investigate the extent of parents involvement in primary school academic performance; the influence of parents involvement in primary school academic performance and; the types of parental involvement that was considered to contribute most to primary school academic performance in Teso North district. The study was based on descriptive survey design. The target population was 3507 respondents. Stratified random sampling was used to select schools for the study. Simple random sampling was used to select teachers and pupils while purposive sampling was used to select head teachers. The study used questionnaires and document analysis schedule to collect data. Open ended, closed ended and rating scale items was used for data collection. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings of this study were presented in tables, pie-charts, frequencies distributions and discussions. The study focused on establishing the extent of the influence of parental involvement through; management of pupils affairs, volunteerism, decision making and provision of resources on pupils academic performance in Teso North district. The study recommended that a similar study should be done in all the districts in Kenya.

Keywords: Parental involvement, academic performance, parental influence, human capital development, basic needs

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014

Pages: 895 - 902


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Anne Muiru, Dr. Ruth Thingur, Amos Njagi, Susan Ngunu, "Parental Involvement and Primary School Academic Performance in Teso North District", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=201588, Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014, 895 - 902

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