The Relationship Between Parental Education and Children’s Academic Performance: The Case of Genda Tesfa Primary School, Dire Dawa

Abeya Degefe Terfassa


This research revealed the relationships between parental education and academic performance of primary school students in Genda Tesfa Elementary School. It aimed at identifying whether there is a relationship between parental education and children’s academic performance. The objective of the study was achieved by using Pearson correlation coefficient, T-test and one way ANOVA. The stratified random sampling was used in order to collect data and as a sequence, 118 male and 84 female students were taken as sample. The Questionnaires were distributed among 202 students and Focused Group Discussions were made among 17 teachers in Genda Tesfa primary school. The result demonstrated that there was a positive relationship between parental education and children’s academic performance (r=0.73). The results suggested that parental education is an important variable for predicting academic achievement.

Keywords: Parental Education, Children’s Academic Performance

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