Huraira Muhammad Furo1 & Bulama Kagu2
1Department of Physical Science Education, School of Technology and Science Education, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria
2Department of Economics Education, Faculty of Education, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Abstract: The study investigated the influence of peer groups on academic performance of undergraduate students of Faculty of Education, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. A total of 125 students were selected through a systematic random sampling method for the study. Data were collected by administration of structured questionnaire to respondents complemented by interview and group discussion and analysed by the use of descriptive statistics such as frequency count, frequency distribution and percentage. Results showed that majority (64.0%) of the students were males who were mostly (80.0%) slightly above the age of 22years and affiliated to campus social peer groups (48.0%). Almost all (97.0%) of the learners utilised information provided by peers and adopted peer group behaviours (55.0%). Disengaged peer members experienced abandonment (52.0%), mockery (80.0%)) and negative academic performance (80.0%). Pooled from the findings, most of the learners (90.0%) performed academically above average. In conclusion, it could be stated that most of the peers studied were males that were slightly in their adolescence stage who affiliated to campus social peer groups, and utilised information which modified their behaviours. The peer groups’ interactions influenced learners’ academic performance positively. Based on the results, it is strongly recommended that parents, teachers and counsellors should properly advise students on their choices of peer groups to associate with in order to be successful career-wise.
Keywords: Academic, Group, Influence, Learners, Maiduguri, Nigeria, Peers, Performance
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