Dr. Elijah Eghong Ivi and Omoogun, Remi M.
This study examined perception of the influence of socio-economic factors and academic performance of students in College of Health Technology, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. The study accessed financial status and study environment. To achieve the purpose of the study, two research objectives were raised to guide the study, which was translated to two research questions. Literature relating to the identified sub-variables of the study was reviewed. The research design adopted for the study was survey design. The population of students in College of Health Technology, Calabar, Cross River State, stood at 1,290. The sampling technique adopted for the study was stratified and simple random sampling techniques. This was used in selecting both the various Departments and 129 students. The instrument used for data collection was the questionnaire titled “perception of the influence of socio-economic factors on academic performance of students in College of Health Technology, Calabar, Cross River State”. Face and content validity were ascertained for the instrument while test-retest reliability method was used in determining the reliability of the instrument. Data obtained from copies of the questionnaire administered to the respondents was analyzed using simple percentages. Findings arrived at indicated that financial status and study environment affect academic performance of students by their gender and ages but not by their Departments. It was recommended among others that students should be provided with adequate learning facilities and conducive environment to enable them improve in their academic performance and have better grades while in school.