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Correlates of parental influence, school environment, learners\' interest and self – efficiency on academic performance of police children in Ibadan, Nigeria

A Oyesoji Aremu, V Efetemere Ogbuagu

Abstract


The study examined the predicting effects of parental influence, school environment, Learners\' interest, and self–efficacy on academic performance of police children in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo state, Nigeria. The sample consisted of 200 primary IV, V and VI pupils (Mean age = 9 years). The results of the multiple regression revealed that parental influence, school environment, learners\' interest and self-efficacy individually and jointly predicted academic performance. The study found that the predictors jointly determine the academic performance of the pupils. Parents\' influence, self–efficacy, and school environment were also found to be statistically significant. Results are discussed in terms of counseling implications.

Keywords: parental influence, academic performance, police children, Nigeria

African Journal of Psychological Study of Social Issues Vol. 8(1) 2005: 42-57



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