Abstract: The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of parents occupational and educational background on the educational support of secondary school students in Jigawa and Kano States. Five research questions and four null hypotheses guided the study. The design of the study was ex-post facto design. The population of the study was 582,359 secondary school students in Jigawa and Kano states. A sample of 400 students was drawn through multi-stage sampling procedure. The instrument of data collection was questionnaire. It was validated by three experts and the reliability correlation index was computed using Cronbach Alpha statistics. And the reliability coefficient was 0.98. The data collected were analyzed using frequencies and percentages for answering research questions while the hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance using Chi-Square. The major findings of the study indicated that majority of parents gave low and moderate levels of educational support to the secondary school students in Jigawa and Kano states. Besides, parents occupations have influence on their levels of educational support to the students. The parental levels of education have influence on their levels of educational supports to the students. Lastly there was no significant difference between the frequencies of ratings of the educational support to the students based on gender and location. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made.
Nchedo Eucharia Aye, Magaji Haladu Idris Theresa Olunwa Oforka, Immaculata Nwakaego Akaneme, Magaji Idris and Ann Nkechi Okolo, 2016. Influence of Parents Educational and Occupational Background on Educational Support of Secondary School Students in Jigawa and Kano States, Nigeria. International Business Management, 10: 5376-5386.