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Socio-Economic Profiling of Students and its Impact on Learning Outcomes

Owoseni, Abraham and Ibem, Eziyi O. and Opoko, Pearl Akunnaya (2020) Socio-Economic Profiling of Students and its Impact on Learning Outcomes. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning., 15 (19). ISSN 1863-0383

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Every student has a need; and the topmost aspiration of every student is to be self-fulfilled with commendable performance in school. For this aspiration to be achieved, many factors such as the kind of learning environment, teaching methods, socio-economic background, students’ motivation amongst others have been found as precursors. In this context, socio-economic characteristics of students include gender, age, class, daily means of transportation to school, geographical location of the school, type of residential accommodation they lived in, and its ownership amongst others. This paper presents findings of a study carried out to measure the impact of socio-economic profiling of students on their academic performance. Quantitative data were collected from twelve sampled secondary schools: nine private owned schools and three public owned schools across three senatorial districts in Lagos State, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique was adopted using a hybrid of three techniques: purposive sampling, quota and random sampling to select the approved schools, group them in quota and final selection of respondents respectively. A total of 674 copies of the questionnaire were administered by hand during the first term of the 2018/2019 academic session. The result identified that amongst several socio-economic characteristics of learners, the geographical location of the school, type of school (private or public) and learning styles of students have more significant impact on students’ learning outcomes. This paper recommends that instilling internal motivation in students irrespective of their socioeconomic background can boost their self-esteem and self-actualisation. This will in turn influence their performance favourably

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning, Learning Outcomes, Socio-economic, Students.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2021 20:20
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 20:20

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