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Statistical analysis on distance of students’ residence and academic performance

 Department: Mathematics and Statistics  
 By: usericon kruskalstat  

 Project ID: 4641
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In this study, an attempt was made on assessing the effect of students’ place of residence on academic performance in the Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-Oghara. A sample of 300 students was included in the study to which questionnaires were distributed to and their responses were adequately examined using simple percentages and chi-square test. The result indicated that most students believe that their current place of residence affects their academic performance and most students who live within the school environment performed better than those who live outside town. The study, therefore, conclude that upon holding other factors constant, the residence of students greatly influences their academic performance, as long as the student maintains their residence within the school environment, they can easily access the library and other extra classes or tutorials and the other polytechnic facilities, with better friends with whom they share course study with and this results to higher academic outcomes being expected than those students residing at home or away from the polytechnic environment. ...
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