Adeyemi B. B.


The study examined how parental styles adopted affect the performance of undergraduate students in Use of English. A descriptive survey design was employed. The population consisted of 840 undergraduate students from two faculties out of the three in the university. Four instruments were used for the study. Two research questions and one hypothesis resulted from the study. Majority of the parents at 401(47.7%) adopted permissive parental style on their undergraduate students while 59(7.0%), 320(38.1%) and 60(7.2%) of the parents utilized authoritarian, uninvolved and authoritative parental styles respectively on their undergraduate students in the study area. The study also indicated that many of the undergraduate students performed moderately in Use of English in the study area 451(53.7%) and parental styles significantly influence undergraduate students’ performance in Use of English at (χ² = 680.101, df = 6, p < 0.05). The study concluded that parental styles play a significant role in determining undergraduate academic performance in Use of English.


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