Santhiyappan Karunakaran, Mazuki Jusoh, Karuthan Chinna


The major objective of the study was to find out the relationship between parents’ educational qualifications and students’ academic performance in mathematics at secondary-level classes. This study was conducted in two districts in the plantation areas of Sri Lanka. A total of 701 students who were selected randomly responded to a questionnaire. Hypotheses were formulated and tested using One-Way ANOVA test. The results revealed that there was statistically significant relationship between parents’ educational qualifications and the academic performance of students. These findings lead to important practical suggestions to promote education of children in the plantation sector.


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