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Parental Exposure of Children to New Experiences and Learning Outcome: A Perspective of Home Factor in Productive Child Education

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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, 3, 28-33. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.36007.

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