Economic Background of Undergraduate Students and their Academic Performance at Kabale University.
The purpose of the study was to establish the socioeconomic factors in uencing under- graduate students' academic performance in Kabale university in Kabale District. Four research objectives were formulated to guide the study. The rst one was to identify the socioeconomic factors that impact on students' academic performance. The second one was to to assess the impact of parents' education level on the academic performance of their children. The third one was to investigate how the income of parents a ect the academic performance of their children. While the fourth one was to investigate how the occupation of parents a ect the academic performance of their children. The study employed descriptive survey as the research design. Questionnaires were used to solicit in- formation from the students. The target population of the study consisted of students of kabale university mainly from four randomly chosen faculties. The samples were selected using simple random sampling, purposeful sampling and strati ed random sampling. Data from the questionnaires were analysed using Stata software, while data presen- tation was done using tables, bar graph. Data interpretation was done using frequencies, percentages and the Chi square at 2 degrees of freedom. The ndings showed that parental level of education greatly a ects the students' aca- demic performance.The ndings indicate that there is no signi cant in uence of parental level of education on student's academic performance.The ndings indicate that there is no signi cant in uence of parents' occupation level and the students' academic perfor- mance. Based on the ndings and conclusions, the following recommendations were made; Parents of low socio-economic status should be empowered to enable them provide for basic needs for their children. Thus, enhances their academic performance. Parent teacher interactions should be encouraged. By this, students of low socioeco- nomic status will be compensated. Counseling psychologist should be employed to schools to identify, advised and comforted students of low socioeconomic. This will go along way to improve their academic perfor- mance. Thus, enhances their academic performance. Government and educational stakeholders should endeavor to provide students facilities like Libraries, laboratories, so as to improve the students' academic performance. Government need to increase on the fees bursaries to the needy students because major- ity of the parents are not able to pay school tuition on time due to irregular income and poverty. Suggestions on further study are; Similar studies should be carried out using other methods of data collection. A similar study should be carried out on the variables that are not incorporated in the present study. Seminar and workshop should be regularly organized for parents of the e ect of large family size. This will enable them to provide basic education needs for their children.
Kyarikunda, Miria (2023). Economic Background of Undergraduate Students and their Academic Performance at Kabale University. Kabale: Kabale university.