Personality Types and Parental Motivation as Determinants of Academic Performance of Students in Delta State

Ejiroghene Catherine Eboh


This study investigates the relationship between personality types, parental motivation and student’s academic performance in Delta State. The researcher raised two research questions and two null hypotheses which were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study is a correlational study which uses an Ex post facto design and was delimited to SS2 students in public secondary schools in Delta central senatorial district. The study has a population of 14,531 male and female SS2 students drawn from 187 mixed public secondary schools. The random sampling technique was used in drawing a sample of 510 students. The instruments were a valid and reliable questionnaire titled “Students Personality Type and Parental Motivation Questionnaire” and students’ test scores. Descriptive statistics, simple and multiple regression analyses were used to analyse the data collected. The findings of the study show that there is no relationship between personality type and students’ academic performance. It was also found that there is no significant relationship between parental motivation and students’ academic performance. Based on the findings, it was recommended that educational programmes should not be planned in respect of students’ personality types but more on their curriculum delivery.

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