Effects of parental involvement on students�?? attitude and performance in science


T. A. Oluwatelure* and K. O. Oloruntegbe

This paper examines the attitude of students towards Biology and Chemistry. There was also a focus on the parental involvement. This research was set out find out how parental involvement influences students’ attitude towards, and performance in the two science subjects. An attitude questionnaire developed and standardized by the researcher was used. It’s split-half reliability coefficient yielded 0.59 and 0.51 for Biology and Chemistry respectively. A sample of four hundred and eighty students participated in the study. Three hypotheses were raised and tested. The result obtained using chisquare analysis revealed that the level of the home influence has implication on school learning and that performances of students in science are a function of their attitudes to the subject. The phenomena observed were discussed in the light of prevailing conditions in most of the developing West African countries. Conclusively, home influence can be a tool to enhance school learning.

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