Influence of Home on Study Habits of Secondary School Students in Kolo-Creek Development Centre of Bayelsa State, Nigeria
International Journal of Secondary Education
Volume 1, Issue 5, October 2013, Pages: 39-44
Received: Oct. 18, 2013; Published: Nov. 30, 2013
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Hamilton-Ekeke, Joy-Telu, Department of Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Ekima Ayebaemi Frank-Oputu, Department of Teacher Education, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
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Abstract
This study investigates the home and its influence on students’ study habits. Simple random sampling technique was used to obtain 200 out of 660 SS2 students in Kolo-Creek Development-Centre of Bayelsa State. Four research questions were posited, data were collected using Student Study Habit Questionnaire, (SSHQ) which was analyzed using percentages, mean and standard deviation. It was found that 134 (67%) of the respondents agreed that motivation from parents like provision of the recommended books influences them to read at home. Also some independent variables like parent income, education, living abode influence their wards’ study habits. The study went further to investigate some practical steps that parent could take in order to improve their wards’ study habits: which include making home a miniature of schools (that is homes should be conducive for reading), drawing up reading time table for their children and encouraging them to follow through every evening as well as devote their time to teach their children, although, parents level of education could be a set back to the latter. Finally, it was recommended that parents should be more responsive to their children’s education by providing learning facilities as well as conducive and motivating learning atmosphere at home.
Keywords
Study Habits, Secondary School Students, Home, Academic Ability
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Hamilton-Ekeke, Joy-Telu, Ekima Ayebaemi Frank-Oputu, Influence of Home on Study Habits of Secondary School Students in Kolo-Creek Development Centre of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, International Journal of Secondary Education. Vol. 1, No. 5, 2013, pp. 39-44. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20130105.15
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