Peace Joan Alufohai


The home is the first place of contact with children, especially the child’s parents which invariably has a way of influencing the children. This study, therefore, examined parent’s educational achievements and occupational status as predictors of students’ achievement in English. The sample for the study is 120 Senior Secondary II students randomly selected in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo state. Two instruments were used for the study. The first instrument is titled “Parents’ Educational Achievement and Occupational Status Questionnaire (PEAOSQ)”, while the second is the English Language Achievement Text (ELAT). These instruments were used to collect data. Findings revealed that parents’ educational achievement significantly accounted for 12.9% of the variation in students’ achievement in English language while parents’ educational attainment and occupational status accounted for only 1.9% of the total variance in English achievement. Furthermore, both parents’ educational achievement and occupational status significantly accounted for 11.2% of the total variation in English achievement. Based on the findings, it was recommended amongst others that parents should enhance themselves through the available adult education programmes in the local government area and state.


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