EFFECT OF PARENTAL SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

Authors

  • Syed Afzal Shah
  • Syed Munir Ahmad

Abstract

This study aimed at exploring the role of parental socioeconomic
status on academic achievement of secondary school students. The
objectives of the study were; to explore different levels of parental
socioeconomic status of students, to find out the effect of different aspects
of parental socioeconomic status viz. parental education, parental
occupation, parental income, parental living, parental relation, and family
system on academic achievement of secondary school students, and to
compare the availability of facilities for male and female students in the
target population. For this, 1438 students were randomly selected from 84
schools of Abbottabad, Haripur and Mansehra, of Hazara Division,
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through stratified random sampling technique. The
data was collected through a pre-framed questionnaire about the socioeconomic status of the students validated by experts whereas marks
obtained in Grade 9 were taken as Students’ academic achievement. The
collected data was analyzed by using percentage, Multiple Regression
Model and student T- test. The Results indicated that parental profession,
parental education, parental income, alive of both mothers and fathers, as
well as availability of facilities significantly contributed towards
improving the academic achievement of their children at secondary level.
Additionally, boys are more facilitated and compared to girls.
Keywords: Academic Achievement, Parental Education, Parental income,
Socio-economic status

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2017-01-01

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