Survey data collected from 1000 primary
school children in Calabar metropolis, Nigeria were analysed to determine the
extent of parental exposure of children to new experiences and its influence on
their learning outcome. One research question and one hypothesis were
formulated to guide the study. The instrument for data collection was captioned
Pupils Opinion and Achievement Test Questionnaire (POATQ). Descriptive
statistics was used in answering the research question while the independent
t-test was used in testing the hypothesis at 0.05 alpha level. The result
showed low parental exposure of children to new experiences. The result also
revealed that there is a significant influence of parental exposure of children
to new experiences on their learning outcomes. Based on the findings it is
recommended that for productive learning outcome, parents are encouraged to
fully be involved in every aspect of the child’s education for all round
development of the child.
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Egodi, A. and Jamabo, T. (2015) Parental Exposure of Children to New Experiences and Learning Outcome: A Perspective of Home Factor in Productive Child Education. Open Journal of Social Sciences
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