Thesis Deposition System

Thesis depostion system, introduction.

Welcome to the Electronic Thesis Management System. This web application has been designed to help KNUST Postgraduate Students upload their thesis, track their progress, and schedule a date for their oral examinations (Viva Voce).

1.        Open your browser (e.g Chrome, Firefox, Safari) on your device

2.        Enter https://thesis.knust.edu.gh in your address bar

3.        Enter your KNUST Credentials, thus your Username, Student ID or Number, and Password, and hit “Submit” button

4.        You can choose to save your logins using the “Remember” toggle button

5.        Wait till your dashboard loads completely

In situations where you forgot your password, you can reset your password by following the instructions below

    Password Reset

To reset your student credentials kindly follow the these steps. - Go to https://apps.knust.edu.gh/students - Click on forgot password ? or click HERE - Enter your student reference number, you'll be notified via email, a reset link will be sent to your personal email ( address will be shown to you ) - Click on "continue" and check your email. ( reset link has been sent to "your mail". Please check this email to complete the process).

You can reach out to the Support Team in case of any challenges by clicking on “ SUPPORT ”

  For more info about the Thesis Deposition System, download the manuals below

Displays events organised at the Graduate School ( Oral Exams, Seminars)

Notification at various stages of processing of thesis

Summary information about payment of fees

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Influence of parenting style, and parental involvement on student’s academic performance in Oriade Local Government Area, Osun State, Nigeria

The study investigated the influence of parenting style, and parental involvement, on secondary school students’ academic performance, in Oriade Local Government Area, Osun State, Nigeria. The descriptive survey research design of the ex-post facto type was employed in the study. Respondents were 300 secondary school students, randomly drawn from 10 schools constituted the study sample. Two valid and reliable instruments (Parental Style and Parental Involvement Questionnaire (PSPIQ) and students’ score in English Language and mathematics) provided data for the study. The Bivariate and multiple regression statistical methods were used to analyze the data. Results obtained indicated that parenting style had no significant influence on students’ academic performance (F=0.478, P>0.05). However, the positive regression coefficient revealed a positive influence of parenting style on students’ academic performance. Contrarily, parental involvement was observed to have positive and significant influence on students’ academic performance, (F=35.218, P<0.05). The results further demonstrated no significant joint influence of parenting style and parental involvement on students’ academic performance (F=2.56, P>0.05). Parental involvement exerted more influence on students’ academic performance than parenting style. Based on the results, the study suggested that school authorities should educate parents on the relationship between parenting style and students’ academic performance. Also, that parents should be close to their children, in order to abreast themselves with their school needs.

Alkharusi, H. (2012). Categorical variables in regression analysis: A comparison of dummy and effect coding. International Journal of Education, 4(2), 202-210.

Altschul, I. (2012). Linking socioeconomic status to academic achievement of Mexican youth through parent involvement in education. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 3, 13-30.

Amponsah, M. O., Milledzi, E. Y., Ampofo, E. T., & Gyambrah, M. (2018). Relationship between parental involvement and academic performance of Senior High School students: The case of Ashanti Mampong Municipality of Ghana. American Journal of Educational Research, 6(1), 1-8.

Antoine, D. R. (2015). The correlation between parental involvement and students’ academic achievement. LSU Master's These, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, USA.

Baumrind, D. (1991). Parenting styles and adolescent development. In R. M. Lerner, A. C. Peterson & J. Brooks-Gunn (Eds.), Encyclopedia of adolescence (pp. 758-772). New York: Garland.

Besharat, M. A., Azizi, K., & Poursharifi, H. (2011). The relationship between parenting styles and children's academic achievement in a sample of Iranian families. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 15(2011), 1280-1283.

Chowa, G., Masa, R., & Tucker, J. (2013). The effects of parental involvement on academic performance of Ghanaian youth: Testing measurement and relationship using structural equation modeling. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(12), 2020-2030.

Coplan, R. J., Hastings, P. D., Lagace-Seguin, D. G., & Moulton, C. E. (2002). Authoritative and authoritarian mother’s parenting goals, attributions, and emotions across different childrearing contexts. Parenting: Science and Practice, 2, 1-26.

Darko, R. (2018). Influence of parenting styles on academic performance of Senior High Schools in Ghana. International Journal or Research and Innovation in Social Science, 2(6), 110-117.

der Vorst, H. V., Engels, R. C. M., Meeus, W., Dekovic, M., & Vermulst, A. D. (2006). Parental attachment, parental control, and early development of alcohol use: A longitudinal study. Psychology of Addictive Behaviours, 20(2), 107-116.

Domina, T. (2005). Leveling the home advantage: Assessing the effectiveness of parental involvement in Elementary School. Sociology of Education, 78, 233-249.

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