Family Size and Age as Determinants of Academic Performance of Married Women in Delta and Rivers States Universities, Nigeria

Grace Francisca Afe


This study examined the relationship between family size and age as determinants of academic performance of married women in Delta and River States universities. Two research questions and two null hypotheses were answered and tested. The correlational research design was employed, with a sample of 528 participants drawn through purposive sampling technique. The instruments for data collection were the Family Size and Age questionnaire (FSAQ) and Cumulative Grade Point Average. The reliability of the FSAQ was tested using Cronbach alpha which yielded 0.76. Mean and standard deviation was used to answer the research question while Regression statistics was employed in testing the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that there was no significant relationship between family size and academic performance, and there was no significant relationship between age and academic performance of married women. Based on the findings, it is therefore recommended that married women should be encouraged to embrace education early so that they can contribute adequately to the economy. Also government should encourage married women to explore the internet so as to boost knowledge of what has been learnt and to access relevant and current information relating to academics.

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