Parental Influence on Secondary School Students’ Attitudes towards Chemistry

Jonah Mokoro Mokoro, Pascal Wambiya, Peter J.O. Aloka


The study investigated Parental Influence on Students’ Attitude towards Chemistry in selected secondary schools in Nyamaiya division, Nyamira County, Kenya. The study adopted an ex-post facto design and the target population comprised 2890 secondary school students. Simple random sampling was used to select 300 respondents. Data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. The null hypothesis was tested using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient at α = 0.05 significance level. The study findings reported that, there was an average positive correlation (r =0.594) between parental influence and the students’ attitudes toward chemistry. The findings may further help parents to realise that they also play a role in shaping the academic attitudes and general behaviour of their children. The study findings provide relevant information to the education policy makers in formulating policies intended to promote performance in Chemistry at the secondary school level of education.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n20p1457

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