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RELATIONSHIP OF STUDY ATTITUDE AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS AT SECONDARY LEVEL IN PUNJAB

Sarwar, Muhammad (2004) RELATIONSHIP OF STUDY ATTITUDE AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS AT SECONDARY LEVEL IN PUNJAB. PhD thesis, University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi.

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Abstract

The main purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship of study- attitude or the students with their academic-performance at secondary level. Study attitude is student s viewpoint about study and academic performance is academic achievement of students. The major objectives of the study were to correlate the study- attitude and academic-performance of students and to compare the study-attitudes of low and high achievers. All secondary school students of govt. boys and girls high schools in Punjab province who appeared in ninth grade examination of Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education 2003 were taken as population of the students. The province was divided in to three zones: Northern Punjab, Central Punjab, and Southern Punjab. Two districts from each zone were selected randomly. The lists of schools located in the selected districts were obtained from the office of educational management and information system, Punjab Lahore. The schools were divided into rural and urban girls: schools and rural and urban boys' schools. One school was selected randomly from each of the above categories. In this way, twenty-four schools were selected. From each school, all students appearing in ninth grade examination 2003 were included in the sample. The variable of study-attitude was measured through the scores obtained by the students on study-attitude scale (SAS) consisting of 36 items. The items were divided into eight categories namely attitude toward self, regularity, examination, perseverance, teacher, subjects, school and parents'-authority. The study-attitude scale was standardized by checking the validity and reliability of the scale. Items were dropped on the basis of weak correlation with total score and low discriminatory power. The variable of academic performance was measured through marks obtained by the students in the Board Examination held in March 2003. The academic-performance scores were correlated with study-attitude scores and it was found that study attitude was positively related to the academic performance. The study attitude scores of females were more closely related with academic performance as compared to males; similarly study attitude scores of rural students are more closely related with academic performance as compared to urban students. Furthermore, mean scores of low and high academic-achievers were compared and it was found that high achievers and low achievers differ in their study attitude and female, male and rural, urban students also differ in their study attitude.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Study-Attitude, Academic-Performance, Secondary School, Govt High Schools, Self-Esteem, Confidence, School Environment
Subjects:Social Sciences(g) > Education(g6)
ID Code:323
Deposited By:Mr Ghulam Murtaza
Deposited On:04 Aug 2006
Last Modified:04 Oct 2007 21:00

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