Department of Educational Foundations, University of Uyo, Nigeria
*Corresponding author: Kingsley Akarowhe, Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, Faculty of Education, University of Uyo, Uyo Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Submission: April 26, 2018; Published: May 10, 2018
ISSN 2578-0247Volume1 Issue4
This study investigated the influence of students’ home activities on their academic performance in Economics in senior secondary school II in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State. Three research questions were answered in the study and three null hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. The population of the study consisted of 1,130 senior secondary school II in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State. A sample size of 113 students was adopted; this was 10 percent of the entire population. A 21 structured questionnaire was used to elicit responses from the respondents (students). The questionnaire was face-validated by experts in Faculty of Education, University of Uyo. Cronbach’s Alpha Technique was used in determining the reliability of the instrument and a correlation coefficient of 0.76 was obtained. Mean with standard deviation was used to answer the three research questions. The independent t-test statistic was used to test the three null hypotheses. The findings of the study reveal that home chore activities such as peer group, social network and television watching has a high and significant influence on students’ academic performance in Economics in senior secondary school II in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State. Based on the findings, it is recommended among other things that Delta State Government should regulate the television programme content in other to inculcate high insight in the student in the domains of learning (cognitive domain, psychomotor domain and affective domain).
Keywords: Economics; Home activities; Peer group; Social network; Television watching