SINGLE PARENTHOOD AS A CORRELATES OF NURSING STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN ONDO AND EKITI STATE, NIGERIA.
This study assessed the effect of single parenting on the academic performance of students’ in the schools of nursing in Ondo and Ekiti State Nigeria using a corelational research design. The objectives of the study were to determine the relationship between single parenting and academic achievement of nursing students and determine the academic performance of male and female nursing students from single parents’ home. The researcher utilized the whole population of 250 students of year two and three as the sample size using purposive sampling technique. The Classroom Academic Performance Scores were drawn from the performance of the students in their promotional examination result in two consecutive years. Findings showed that there was no significant relationship between the academic performance of students from single parents’ homes and those raised by both parents. T=0.88, df=237 and p= 0.38. Also there was no significant relationship between academic performance of male (59.23%) and female (59.82%) nursing students from single parents’ homes. Conclusively, single parenthood has no negative effect on the academic performance of Nursing students’.