SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS AND SELF-CONCEPT AS PREDICTORS OF EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ IN ANAMBRA STATE

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AGOGBUA, VICTOR UGOCHUKWU

Abstract

This research investigated socio-economic status and self-concept as predictors of educational attainment of secondary school students’ in Anambra State. The study adopted a survey research design. Three research questions guided the study. The population of the study comprised 4636 senior secondary school students from Idemmili L.G.A of Anambra State. A sample of 700 respondents was drawn using the Simple Random Sampling Technique from ten schools. A structured questionnaire was designed as the instrument for data collection. Face Validity Test was used by the experts to ascertain the truthfulness of the instrument. The data collected were analyzed using Mean and Standard Deviation. The study found among others that the socio-economic status of parents affects the child’s educational attainment. Several recommendations were made, which is that the government should provide free education up to the secondary level to accommodate every child in society, especially those from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Keywords:
Educational attainment, socio-economic status, students’ self-concept, home environment, students’ family background, conducive learning environment

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UGOCHUKWU, A. V. (2021). SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS AND SELF-CONCEPT AS PREDICTORS OF EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ IN ANAMBRA STATE. Asian Journal of Advances in Research, 9(2), 27-32. Retrieved from https://mbimph.com/index.php/AJOAIR/article/view/2300
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Government should upgrade facilities in public schools as this would go a long way to enhance students’ education.

Libraries should be built and equipped in communities with relevant materials to enable low-income groups to access up-to-date information.

The Government should provide free education up to the secondary level to accommodate every child in society, especially ones from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Parents should encourage their wards to always do better and also allow them to express their views over issues at home. That way they see themselves as relevant not just in the family both in society.

The Government should raise the living standards of citizens through the provision of low-cost housing which an average citizen can afford.

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