Perceived Parental Roles in Adolescents Acquisition of Education among Senior Secondary School Students in Gombe Town



This paper made an attempt to discover and examine the roles which adolescents in senior secondary schools in Gombe town expect that parents should play in their efforts to receive proper education.  In efforts to address the problem, the author designed an instrument that contains seven items which are considered as roles parents are expected to play in order to assist their wards receive proper education.  Fifty adolescents were randomly selected and served the instrument.  Their responses were analyzed and the mean scores were used to rank the expected roles of parents.  Results show that the highest expected role of parents by the adolescents is that parents spare time daily to go through their school work.  Interestingly, payment of school fees and purchase of materials ranked the fourth out of the seven items.   Recommendations were made at the end of the paper.

Keywords: Parents, Adolescents, Acquisition

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