Influence of Parental Motivation on Students’ Academic Achievement in Business Studies in Junior Secondary Schools in Kaduna State, Nigeria
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of parental motivation on business studies students’ academic achievement in junior secondary schools in Kaduna State. The study had two specific purposes from where two research questions were raised and two null hypotheses were formulated and tested. The design of the study was a mixed of descriptive survey and ex-post facto design. The population of the study was 69,487 students which were drawn from junior secondary schools across the five educational zones in Kaduna State. A simple random sampling technique was used to determine the sample of 382 students for the study. A structured questionnaire of 11 items was used to collect data and the data collected were analyzed using means and standard deviation, while the hypotheses were tested using simple linear regression analysis and Z-test at 0.05 level of significance. The major findings of the study include the following: parental motivation has a positive significance influence on students’ academic achievement in Business Studies and there is no difference between males and females students’ academic achievement in Business Studies in Junior Secondary Schools in Kaduna State. It was concluded that: parental motivation positively influences students’ academic achievement in Business Studies in Junior Secondary Schools in Kaduna State. Thus, the students showed good academic performance in Business Studies whose parental motivation was more as compared to those students whose parental motivation was low. The implication of this is that the rate of poor students’ academic achievement in Business studies will continue to rise and these will leads to high number of drop-outs, kidnappings, insurgency in Kaduna state, and Nigeria at a whole. The researchers recommended that parents should work hard to provide conducive atmosphere for their children and all other reading and learning materials to both their males and females wards such as home libraries, books, payments of their children school fees as at when due for better academic achievement.
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