Influence of Parents’ Educational Status on students’ Academic Achievement in Physics at Science Secondary School Level in Gombe, Gombe State.
The study was conducted to determine the influence of parent’s educational status on students’ academic achievement in physics at Senior Science Secondary School levels in Gombe North Senatorial District of Gombe State. An ex-post facto design using survey method was used on a population of 1400 with sample size of two hundreds and ninety-six (296) Senior Science Secondary two (SS II) students. Fifteen (15) items Parents’ educational status Questionnaire (PESQ) and Students’ examination results (SER) were the instruments used for the collection of data. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The findings revealed that Parents’ educational status has significant influence on students’ academic achievement in physics at the senior science secondary school level; students from parents with high educational status perform better than their counterparts from parent’ with no, low and medium educational status. The least difference in achievement lies between students from parents with low and those with medium educational qualification. Recommendation were made which includes; students should be encouraged to carry out group studies so that students from parents with low education can benefit from those whose parents are of high educational status.
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