The Impact of Parental Involvement on Students' Academic Achievement in Nigeria: A Case Study of Parents in Asaba, Delta State

Ejuchegahi Anthony Angwaomaodoko


Researchers have found that when parents take an active role in their child's education, it tends to lead to better academic performance and greater likelihood of stimulating as well as sustaining students’ interests in school and are more likely to achieve academic success. As such, parental involvement is an important factor that plays a crucial role in shaping a child's academic achievement. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of parental involvement on the academic achievement of students in Delta State, Nigeria. The study utilized a quantitative research design; and a research questionnaire was developed for this study. 152 parents participated in the study, and the outcome of the survey was analysed using descriptive statistics. The result revealed that parental involvement has an impact in students’ academic achievement. The study also revealed parental involvement such as behavioural, cognitive and affective involvement of parents in the academic of their students play a positive role in the outcome of their children’s academic performance. Recommendations based on the outcome of the study stressed that schools can encourage parental involvement by offering opportunities for parents to communicate with teachers, attend parent-teacher conferences, and participate in school events, amongst others.

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International Journal of Education ISSN 1948-5476


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