Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 12(2), pp. 27 - 34
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2024.120201
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Perceived Relationship between Family Conflict and Students' Academic Achievement in Ibadan North Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria


Arinola O. Olaleye 1,*, Femi S. Akinwumi 2
1 Department of Educational Administration and Planning, National Open University of Nigeria, Nigeria
2 Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

ABSTRACT

This study investigated the role of family conflict as a determinant of students' academic achievement. A questionnaire was designed to elicit the students' perceptions on the presence of conflict in their family settings. This was accompanied by an administration of self-constructed achievement tests in Mathematics and English Language. Two hundred and forty five (245) students were sampled from eight senior secondary schools in Ibadan North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. The empirical analysis was accomplished by a mix of frequency counts, percentage, mean, standard deviation and t-test. Findings revealed that majority of the students were affected by family conflict which is often demonstrated in their presence by their parents. It was also revealed that the students' achievement tests were considerably low. The status of students' family conflict was then statistically analysed relative to their scores on the achievement tests. The t-test analysis showed that the family conflict is a significant driver of students' academic achievement. In particular, students from conflicted families scored lower than their counterparts from no-conflict families. Furthermore, it was found that female students had a higher pass rate than male students. This may be connected with general attention deficit that the male students are described with. It is therefore recommended that school authorities should call the attention of parents to the dragging role of family conflict on their children's academic achievement. They may also be counselled on using appropriate conflict management mechanisms, given that conflict is inherently unavoidable in human interaction.

KEYWORDS
Family Conflict, Students, Academic Achievement, t-test, Oyo State

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Arinola O. Olaleye , Femi S. Akinwumi , "Perceived Relationship between Family Conflict and Students' Academic Achievement in Ibadan North Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 27 - 34, 2024. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2024.120201.

(b). APA Format:
Arinola O. Olaleye , Femi S. Akinwumi (2024). Perceived Relationship between Family Conflict and Students' Academic Achievement in Ibadan North Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 12(2), 27 - 34. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2024.120201.