M.A. in School Psychology
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Academic achievement; Children of single parents
The purpose of thus study was to compare the impact household composition has on the academic achievement of elementary school students. The sample contained 83 third and fourth grade students from a small Southern New Jersey school district, 22 from single parent households, and 61 from two parent households. The grade point averages for reading, language and mathematics were recorded for two consecutive marking periods and the measuring device used was a paired sample t-test. The results of the study show a high correlation between household composition and academic achievement. The grade point averages of the students in two parent households were significantly higher than the grade point averages of the students in single parent households. The conclusions of the study show that household composition does have an impact on student academic achievement.
Ficco, Susan A., "Comparison of academic success between students who live in single parent households and students who live in two-parent households" (1997). Theses and Dissertations. 2061.