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Journal: Educational Research International (Vol.5, No. 1)

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Page : 45-58

Keywords : Social Status; Parents; Academic Achievement; Secondary Schools;

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This study investigated the socio-economic background with reference to student academic achievement at secondary level. Objectives of the study were: to investigate the influence of parent's socio-economic status on students' academic achievement. To determine the impact of parental involvement on student's academic achievement. To explore the perception of teacher's about parental involvement on students' academic achievement. 45 public secondary schools out of 76 were selected as sample in district Mardan, there were 180 teachers and 540 students of class 9th and 10th were selected randomly. The tools of the study were: questionnaires from teachers and students. The collected data was analyzed using the predetermined tools like mean and standard deviation. The study found that Parents didn't cooperate with teachers in maintaining school discipline. Parents didn't carry out the volunteer role in any school activity. Parents didn't know about the syllabi of their children. Parents didn't often read books with their children and encourage their children to read on their own. Parents were not informed by their children about the daily academic activities. Parents didn't talk at home with their children about what they have learnt in school, though Parents rare received their children progress report from school on monthly basis. Most of the parents were not enough educated that they can handle their children school problems. Parents seldom discuss their children academic matters. It is recommended that parents should collaborate with teachers. Parent should set-up a proper schedule of meeting with teachers for the sake of better academic achievement.

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