Socio-Economic Determinants of Academic Performances in Aguata Local Government Area, Anambra State

IISTE - Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 7(10),188-199, 2016

12 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2019

See all articles by Kenneth U. Nnadi

Kenneth U. Nnadi

Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Stephen K. Dimnwobi

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics

Ebele Nwokoye

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics

Augustine Osigwe

Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo

Ekesiobi Chukwunonso Sylvester

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University

Date Written: October 01, 2016

Abstract

Education is regarded as the greatest investment that any nation can make for the development of its human and material resources. This paper investigated the socio-economic determinants of academic performance in Aguata local government area, Anambra state. The study made use of a qualitative response regression model to analyze the participant’s responses obtained through a well-structured questionnaire. The study presents some interesting findings. The ML-Binary logit estimation results show that parental income (PI); number of hours of study (NHS); parent educational achievement (PEA) and power supply (PS) have positive and significant impact on student’s academic performance (AP), family size (FS) has a negative and significant impact on student’s academic performance (AP) whereas residential area (RA) has positive and insignificant impact on academic performance. The correlation results show that all the variables except family size are positively correlated with student’s academic performance. The study therefore recommends that since parental income is a very important variable which influences student’s academic performance; government employment initiatives should be strengthened while those that are not effective should be reviewed. Government’s effort to boost power supply should be intensified beyond mere transfer of ownership to the private sector. Epileptic power supply does not augur well with the academic performances of students as the finding of this study has shown.

Keywords: Education, Academic Performance, Anambra State

JEL Classification: P17, H4, H7

Suggested Citation

Nnadi, Kenneth U. and Dimnwobi, Stephen K. and Nwokoye (nee Nwabude), Ebele and Osigwe, Augustine and Sylvester, Ekesiobi Chukwunonso, Socio-Economic Determinants of Academic Performances in Aguata Local Government Area, Anambra State (October 01, 2016). IISTE - Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 7(10),188-199, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3306422

Kenneth U. Nnadi

Federal University of Technology, Owerri

PMB 1526
Owerri, Ihiagwa 234
Nigeria

Stephen K. Dimnwobi

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics

Enugu-Onitsha Expressway
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Awka, Anambra
Nigeria

Ebele Nwokoye (nee Nwabude) (Contact Author)

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics ( email )

Enugu-Onitsha Expressway
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Awka, Anambra
Nigeria

HOME PAGE: http://www.unizik.edu.ng/profile/nwokoyees

Augustine Osigwe

Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo ( email )

Ikwo
Abakaliki, Ebonyi State 234
Nigeria

Ekesiobi Chukwunonso Sylvester

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University ( email )

P.M.B. 02
Uli
Nigeria

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