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Influence of Broken Homes on Academic Performance and Personality Development of the Adolescents in Lagos State Metropolis


This study investigated the influence of broken homes on academic performance and personality development of the adolescents in lagos state metropolis with particular focus on the Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State. In carrying out the study, three null hypotheses were tested. The sample for the study consisted of two hundred (200) adolescents randomly selected from four public senior secondary schools in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State. The instrument used for data collection was a self – developed questionnaire. The data collected were analyzed using both independent t-test and Pearson Product Moment Correlation statistical methods. The results were held significant at 0.05 alpha level. The results revealed that:

I   There is a significant difference between single- parenting and academic performance of the adolescents.

Ii There is a significant difference between parental socio- economic status and academic performance.

Iii There is significant relationship between adolescents from broken homes and academic performance.

Keywords: : Academic Performance, Adolescents, Broken Homes, Personality Development

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