Comparative Study of the Influence of the Home Background on Student\'s Achievement in Mathematics in Bensihangul Gumuz Regional State of Ethiopia.

  • B J Ojo
  • A Y Tshehaw


The purpose of this study was finding out how the various home environments in which students live affect the development of their ability to continue with school academic success. It sought to establish if there was any relationship between the home front and the students' academic achievement. Within these environments, measurable characteristics would be the home background. Socioeconomic differences were conventionally indexed by such demographic variables as household income, parents' education, occupation, and the social status. The study was carried out X-post facto and the methods the researchers used were statistical correlation and ANOVA. Results showed that the home and its environment could predict academic achievement. The regression analyses showed no significant difference in the attitudes of students from different homes towards the learning of mathematics. The study made useful suggestions and recommendations for policy making.

African Research Review Vol. 2 (1) 2008: pp. 94-108

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