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| Published: May 28, 2019

Curiosity, Happiness and Academic Achievement among High School Students

V. Banupriya ,

II M.Sc Applied Psychology, Department of Psychology, Women’s Christian College, Chennai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Ms. Rini Rajan

Department of Psychology, Women’s Christian College, Chennai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.055/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.055

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The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between Curiosity, Happiness and Academic Achievement among High School Students. The effect of Levels of Schooling and Gender on Curiosity, Happiness, and Academic Achievement were also examined among high school students. A sample of 200 students was selected from 2 private schools in Chennai through simple random sampling technique. They completed Curiosity and Exploration Inventory II (Kashdan, Gallagher, Silvia, Winterstein, Breen, Terharand & Steger, 2009), Subjective Happiness Scale (Lyubomirsky & Lepper, 1999) and Demographic Sheet. Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Independent samples t-test was used to analyse the data. The result revealed that there was no significant correlation between academic achievement and curiosity. However, curiosity and academic achievement on happiness was significantly correlated. There was no significant gender difference in academic achievement, curiosity, and happiness. There was a significant difference between levels of schooling on curiosity and academic achievement.
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V. Banupriya @ preethi.banu107@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.055/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.055

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 2, April-June, 2019

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