International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 227

Full Length Research Paper

Parents’ involvement and students’ academic performance in Ryakasinga centre for higher Education-Sheema District, Uganda

Mugumya Duncans
  • Mugumya Duncans
  • Department of Educational Foundations and Psychology, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda.
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Basheka Benon
  • Basheka Benon
  • Department of Governance and Public Administration, School of Arts and Social Sciences at Kabale University, Uganda.
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Mwesigye Adrian Rwekaza
  • Mwesigye Adrian Rwekaza
  • Department of Educational Foundations and Psychology, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda.
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Atibuni Dennis Zami
  • Atibuni Dennis Zami
  • Department of Education, Faculty of Science and Education, Busitema University - Nagongera Campus Tororo, Uganda.
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Aduwo Jennifer Rose
  • Aduwo Jennifer Rose
  • School of Distance Learning and IT Uganda Management Institute, Kampala, Uganda.
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Ahimbisibwe Emmanuel Karoro
  • Ahimbisibwe Emmanuel Karoro
  • Department of Education, Uganda Christian University, Bishop Barham University College, Kabale, Uganda.
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  •  Received: 18 June 2021
  •  Accepted: 25 June 2022
  •  Published: 31 July 2022

Abstract

The study examined parents’ involvement (PI) and students’ academic performance (SAP) in Ryakasinga Centre for Higher Education (RCHE) - Sheema district - Uganda. The objectives were to examine the effect of parenting, learning at home, and volunteering on students’ academic performance in RCHE. The study was underpinned by Systems theory. The sample size was 117 with 43 teachers and 74 Form 4 students selected using simple random sampling giving a sample size of 117. The response rate was thus 93.6%. Data were collected using a questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS. The findings revealed positive significant relationships between parenting (r=0.576**), learning at home (r=0.378**), and volunteering (r=0.519**). Regression analysis indicated significant prediction effects of parenting (t = 5.363, p< .05), learning at home (t = 3.11, p = 0.003), and volunteering (r=0.519**) on academic performance. The study concluded that communication was a major reason for success in SAP and that a good learning environment positively influences SAP. Recommendations for policy and practice are provided. 

 

Key words: Parents’ involvement, students’ academic performance, systems theory.