THE INFLUENCE OF FAMILY BACKGROUND ON S

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THE INFLUENCE OF FAMILY BACKGROUND ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN PHYSICS IN GBOKO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BENUE STATE.

A PROJECT SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM AND TEACHING, FACULTY OF EDUCATION, BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION DEGREE IN PHYSICS [B.Sc ED PHYSICS].

FEBRUARY, 2012
APPROVAL PAGE

DEDICATION
This work is dedicated to Almighty God for his faithfulness. And the entire family of the Benedict’s who considered my life as something precious and guide me throughout my educational pursuit to this day.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTSPAGES

Title Page .................................................................... i Approval Page........…………………………………………………. ii Dedication........…………………………………………………. iii Acknowledgement…………………………………………………. iv Table of Contents…………………………………………………. v List of Tables…………………………………………………......... vi List of Appendices…………………………………………………..... vii Abstract ……………………………………………………………........viii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the Study...................................................1-4 1.2 Statement of the Problem..................................................4-5 1.3 Purpose of the Study.........................................................5 1.4 Research Questions...........................................................5-6 1.5 Research Hypothesis.........................................................6 1.6 Significance of the Study..................................................6-7 1.7 Scope of the Study............................................................7 1.8 Operational Definition of Terms......................................7-8

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.1 Introduction......................................................................9 2.2 Theoretical Framework
2.2.2Conceptual Framework.................................. 2.3 Empirical Studies............................................................ 18-20 2.4 Summary........................................................................ 20

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY
3.1 Introduction.....................................................................21 3.2 Research Design...............................................................21 3.3 Area of Study...................................................................21-22 3.4 Population of Study......................................................... 22 3.5 Sample and Sampling Techniques..................................22-23 3.6 Instrumentation.............................................................. 23-24 3.7 Validation of Instrument................................................. 24 3.8 Method of Data Collection............................................. 24 3.9 Method of Data Analysis ............................................. 24

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS, INTERPRETATION AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS 4.1 Introduction.................................................................... 25 4.2 Data Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation............... 25-33 4.2.1Research Question one

4.2.2Research Question two
4.2.3Hypothesis one
4.2.4Hypothesis two
4.3 Discussion of Findings.................................................... 33-35 4.3.1Social Economic Status and Performance
4.3.2Family Size and Student Performance
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION RECOMMENDATION AND SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER STUDY 5.1 Introduction.................................................................. 34 5.2 Summary........................................................................34-36 5.3...
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