Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
Vol. 3(9), pp. 247-256. October, 2015.
Full Length Research
Parental Socio-economic Status as a Determinant Factor on Academic Performance of Students in Regional Examination: Case of Dessie town; Ethiopia
Amogne Asfaw Eshetu
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Wollo University: Ethiopia.
Accepted 12 September 2015
socioeconomic status is among the widely cited factors that has strong
association with academic performance of students. Explanatory research
design was employed to assess the effects of parents’ socioeconomic
status on the academic achievement of students in regional examination.
To that end, regional examination result of 538 randomly selected
students from thirteen junior secondary schools has been analysed using
percentage, independent samples t-tests, Spearman’s rho correlation and
one way ANOVA. The results of the analysis revealed that socioeconomic
status of parents (particularly educational level and occupational
status of parents) has strong association with the academic performance
of students. Students from educated and better off families have scored
higher result in their regional examination than their counterparts.
Being a single parent student and whether parents are living together or
not have also a significant impact on the academic performance of
students. Parents’ age did not have a significant association with the
performance of students.
Cite This Article As: Eshetu AA (2015). Parental Socio-economic Status as a Determinant Factor on Academic Performance of Students in Regional Examination: Case of Dessie town; Ethiopia. Inter. J. Acad. Res. Educ. Rev. 3(9): 247-256