The Influence of Peer Group Pressure on Adolescents’ Academic Performance in Nigerian Schools


ABSTRACT
This study investigated the influence of peer group on adolescent’s  academic performance. Descriptive research methodology was used.  Random sampling technique was also adopted to select about one  hundred and fifty in-school adolescents from four secondary schools in two Local Governments Areas of  Ogun State.  Questionnaire was developed to collect data. The data collected was analyzed using the  using t-test and Pearson. The findings of this study revealed that peer  group could either positively or negatively influence the academic  performance of in-school adolescents. This research recommends that parents and teachers should provide adequate guidance to adolescents to help them understand how the friends they keep can either positively or negatively influence their academic performance in school.    

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