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Article Number - D004AFF38778


Vol.5(8), pp. 153-156 , October 2013
DOI: 10.5897/IJPC10.012
ISSN: 2141-2499



Full Length Research Paper

Effects of family type (monogamy or polygamy) on students’ academic achievement in Nigeria


 

Adesehinwa Olayinka Adenike

 

 




Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria.


Email: ykadesehinwa@gmail.com






 Accepted: 10 May 2013  Published: 31 October 2013

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The present study was undertaken to assess the effects of inter-relationship between family type and academic achievement of students. A Correlational survey research was adopted for the study with a total of 300 respondents. Analysis of the data indicated that significant relationship exists between academic achievement, family type and students’ academic motivation (r=0.26: P<0.005). Also, a significant relationship existed in the overall academic achievement of students from monogamous families and those from polygamous families (T-cal=3.48; P<0.005). However, sex did not significantly affect academic achievement of students from monogamy and polygamy background. Though, the males tend to achieve slightly better than the females with mean of 36.26. Outcome of this finding posited that counselors should provide the necessary assistance and psychological support for students from polygamous family to overcome poor academic achievement.

 

Key words:  Monogamous homes, polygamous homes and students’ academic achievement.

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APA (2013). Effects of family type (monogamy or polygamy) on students’ academic achievement in Nigeria. International Journal of Psychology and Counselling, 5(8), 153-156.
Chicago   Adesehinwa Olayinka Adenike    . "Effects of family type (monogamy or polygamy) on students’ academic achievement in Nigeria." International Journal of Psychology and Counselling 5, no. 8 (2013): 153-156.
MLA   Adesehinwa Olayinka Adenike    . "Effects of family type (monogamy or polygamy) on students’ academic achievement in Nigeria." International Journal of Psychology and Counselling 5.8 (2013): 153-156.
   
DOI 10.5897/IJPC10.012
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJPC/article-abstract/D004AFF38778

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