INFLUENCE OF PEER GROUP ON ADOLESCENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ILORIN METROPOLIS, KWARA STATE
This study investigated the influence of peer group on adolescent’s academic performance. Descriptive research design was used. Random sampling technique was adopted to select 200 in-school adolescents from five secondary schools in Ilorin metropolis of Kwara State. Questionnaire was developed to collect data. The data collected were analysed using Pearson product moment correlation coefficient at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of this study revealed that peer group could either positively influenced the academic performance of in-school adolescents. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended 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.