INFLUENCE OF STUDY HABIT AND TYPES OF HOME ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN OGBOMOSO NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF OYO STATE

INFLUENCE OF STUDY HABIT AND TYPES OF HOME ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN OGBOMOSO NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF OYO STATE

Abstract

Study habits are an individual ability. Some children like to read alone, some in a group, some read aloud and some silently; there is no strict yardstick to measure the type of study habits. Many students are unsuccessful in their examinations not because they are short of knowledge or ability, but because they do not have adequate study habits and study skills. Home as the first socialization unit which the child has continuous contact and it is also most powerful medium by which our value system develops.

The present study was conducted on 150 senior secondary school II students to find out the influence of study habits and types of home on the students studying only in government schools as well as students belonging to either nuclear or extended family. Study habit and types of home influence questionnaire (SHTHIQ) was used to collect the relevant data. Mean, S.D. and t-test were used to analyze the data. It was observed that at 0.05 level of significance, there exist a significant relationship between study habit, home types and students’ academic performance.

Keywords: study habits, academic achievement, types of home, secondary school students.