Determining the Relationship between Home Environment and Academic Performance. a case of Clinical Medical Rehabilitation Students of Obafemi Awolowo University

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.04.04.Art053

Authors : Ilesanmi Oluwafemi Temitayo


The environment a child finds himself goes a long way in determining his learning ability and ultimately his academic performance in school. Home environment has been recognized as having a relationship with the academic achievement of students. The present research study was designed to assess the various home environment variables which are predictive of academic performance of clinical Medical Rehabilitation students in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU). The variables under consideration were the academic performance (grade point average) as a dependent variable and the parents’ level of income, level of education, residential area, marital status, family structure, and students’ accommodation type, average number of meals taken per day, study hour, and gender were independent variables. The data were collected from 102 clinical students who were purposively sampled from the department of Medical Rehabilitation using structured questionnaire. Data were collated and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics of Pearson Chi-square and multiple regression analyses. The result showed that there was statistical significant association between academic performance and father’s level of income, the number of study hours per day and the average number of meals taken per day. In conclusion, this study reveals that father’s level of income, number of study hours per day and average number of meals taken per day as home environment variables considered is predictive of academic performance of Clinical Medical Rehabilitation Students of OAU.

Keywords: Home environment, academic performance, clinical students


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