Kunle Jelili Amusan
This paper examined the influence of parental education position on students’ academic performance in public senior secondary schools in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Nigeria. Two research questions were raised while one null hypothesis was tested. This study adopted descriptive survey design. The study used a sample of 12 out of 24 public senior secondary schools in AMAC, which was 50% of the population. The data for the study were gathered through questionnaire. Simple random sampling technique was used. The questionnaire tagged “Parental Education Position Questionnaire” (PEPQ) was pilot tested and reliability co-efficient of 0.81 was obtained. Furthermore, mean, frequency, standard deviation and percentage were used to answer the research questions while Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficient was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 significance level. In the study, there was a significant relationship between parental education position and students’ academic performance in public senior secondary schools in AMAC. The findings of this study have led the researcher to conclude that parental education position influenced students’ academic performance in public senior secondary schools in AMAC. It was recommended that parents should endeavour to educate or send their children to school on time.