Family Variables as Determinants of Students’ Geometry Performance in Ogoja Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria

Dr Richard Ekonesi Orim, David Abua Opoh & Dorn Cklaimz Enamhe


The main purpose of this study was to assess family variables as determinants of SS II students’ geometry performance in Ogoja Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. The study adopted the ex-post facto research design. The population of the study consisted of all SS II students in Ogoja Education Zone of Cross River State. A sample of 150 SS II students was selected for the study, using simple random sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was Geometry Performance Test (GPT) with reliability coefficient of 0.71, established using the Kuder Richardson KR – 21 reliability method. Data obtained was analyzed using one way analysis of variance (ANOVA). Findings of the study indicated that parental socio-economic status, single parenting, and parental occupation, have no significant influence on students’ academic performance in geometry. It was recommended, among others, that non-governmental organizations should reach out more to children from low/poor socio-economic backgrounds by providing scholarships opportunities for them as well as through offering of direct financial assistance to homes in order to empower them and sustain them economically as these homes are the immediate environment of the children.

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