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n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - The influence of academic motivation of teaching and non-teaching mothers on academic achievement of senior primary school pupils in Anambra state

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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Abstract

The study investigated the academic motivation and achievement of senior primary school pupils among teaching mothers and non- teaching mothers in Anambra State. The purpose is to find out the extent to which teaching and non-teaching mothers motivate senior primary school children in their academic achievement as this will help to assess the level of awareness of the benefits of education among the mothers. The study was guided by two research questions and two hypotheses. The sample consisted of 506 students whose mothers are teaching and students whose mothers are not teaching including students whose mothers are traders. The sample is selected through multi-stage sampling technique. The descriptive survey and ex-post facto research design were used for the study. Data was collected through two sets of data collection instruments. Mean scores and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while t-test was used to test the hypotheses. The findings showed that there was a high influence of academic motivation of senior primary school pupils of teaching and non-teaching mothers however it was also found that the average academic achievement level of senior primary school pupils whose mothers are teachers was the credit pass grade while senior primary school pupils whose mothers are traders was the pass grade. Furthermore, there were no significant differences between the motivation and achievement levels of senior primary school pupils with teaching and non-teaching mothers in the state. Based on the findings, it was concluded that the extents of academic motivation and achievement of senior primary school pupils with teaching and non-teaching mothers in Anambra State were similar. The recommendations made, among others, were that the importance of mother engagement, involvement in their children's education should be made known to mothers and the activities they should engaged in while supporting their children in their academics should also be streamlined.

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2016-02-01
2019-10-16

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