Parenting styles, behavior and students’ academic achievement in secondary schools in Bussede Sub County Jinja District
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This study examined the relationship between parenting styles, behavior and students’ academic achievement in secondary schools in Busede Jinja District. The objectives were to examine the relationships between: parenting styles and behavior; behavior and students’ academic achievement; parenting styles and academic achievement.The study was a survey and used a sample of 80 S.4 students of 2021 drawn from two secondary schools, namely, Busede Seed S.S and Bugaya S.S. This research involved five (5) chapters, the first having the Introduction, background (variables defined and explained), the objectives, problem statement, the purpose etc. Chapter two giving a broad view of the relationships between the variables of the study as found by other researchers (literature review). Chapter three, showing the methodologies of collecting data, population and sample etc. Chapter four (4) with results of the findings with the demographic data, and chapter five with discussions of the findings, conclusions and recommendations. Pearson's rank correlation coefficient was used to test the study variables. The findings revealed no significant relationship between parenting style and students behavior (r =.362** and p = .002).On research objective two, this study found a significant relationship between behavior and academic achievement (r =.450** and p = .000) and then no significant relationship between parenting styles and academic achievement is (r =-.185 and p = .185) among secondary school students in Busede, Jinja District and it found no relationship between parenting styles and academic achievement. Recommendations were, that the stakeholders work towards mitigating the negative effects of behavior (anti-social behavior), alerting parents and student on the impact of behavior on their academic performance, not giving much attention to parenting style as an attribute to academic achievement, parents considering behavior of the children and others, lastly the references and the appendices.