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Effects of Parental Visitation on Student’s Performance in National Examinations in Public Secondary Schools in Trans Nzoia West, Kenya

Journal: International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (Vol.6, No. 5)

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Page : 1309-1309

Keywords : Academic; Effects; Parental; Performance; Visitation;

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Parents make a greater contribution on academic performance of public secondary schools in Kenya. However, most of the public secondary schools have continued to perform poorly in examinations in the last five years. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of parental visitation to school on performance in national examination in public secondary schools in Trans Nzoia West. The study was based on Epstein's integrated theory of family school relations, which is characterized by a set of overlapping spheres of influence. The study adopted a survey design. The research was both descriptive and correlation in nature. The target population for this study was 29 principals, 290teachers, 11600 students and 11600 parents. The sample size was 9 principals, 87 teachers, 620 parents and 620 students for the two zones. Simple random sampling was used in selecting 9 schools, purposive sampling was used to select principals of the sampled schools, simple random sampling to select teachers. Systematic random sampling technique was used to select parents while stratified random sampling was used to select students based on their class level. Questionnaires, interview schedules, document analysis and observation were the methods used for data collection. Questionnaires were administered by a research assistant who also ensured that completed questionnaires were returned. Data gathered was analysed using statistical package for social sciences and presented in frequency tables, percentages, graphs and pie charts. The findings indicated that most of parents expected good performance from their children, but were not visiting the Schools. This greatly affected the performance of the students. Based on the findings of the study, it is concluded that parents' visitation to schools leads to improved academic achievement of the students. Peter Chemaget "Effects of Parental Visitation on Student's Performance in National Examinations in Public Secondary Schools in Trans-Nzoia West, Kenya" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-6 | Issue-5 , August 2022, URL: Paper URL:'s-performance-in-national-examinations-in-public-secondary-schools-in-transnzoia-west-kenya/peter-chemaget

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