Relationship between Broken Homes and Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students in Mathematics in Ejogbo Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria.

Opadara, I.J
Department of Mathematics, Adeyemi College of Education Ondo.

The study investigates the relationship between broken homes and academic achievement of students in secondary schools. Three research hypotheses were stated to guide the study. The study sought to establish the extent of relationship between broken homes and academic achievement of students, which shows the correlation of the study. The Pearson product moment correlation (PPMC) coefficient (r) was used to analyse the data. Questionnaires were designed to elicit information on the hypotheses of the study. The total number of 60 students who were randomly selected from the 6 selected schools in Ejigbo Local Government Area were used, which consist of 10 students in each school. Result shows that; there is a significant relationship between broken homes and academic achievement of students; low socio economic status had an adverse effect on the academic performance of the students from broken homes. Recommendations were made one of which is that personal socio counselling should be rendered to the students from broken homes, with a view to counselling students who  are experiencing some challenges.