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| Published: September 25, 2016

Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students In Relation To Their Problem Solving Ability and Examination Anxiety

Ms. Preeti Bala ,

Assistant Professor, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Ms. Kausar Quraish Shaafiu

Research Scholar, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.170/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.170

ABSTRACT

With special reference to Maldives the secondary school student’s academic achievement is studied in the present study in relation to their problem solving ability and examination anxiety. In the present study descriptive survey method was used to obtain pertinent and precise information. The objectives of the study were to explore the relationship between academic achievement and examination anxiety and the relationship between academic achievement and problem solving ability. Study also evaluated the difference of female and male student’s academic achievement, problem solving ability and examination anxiety. The sample of the study consists of 200 secondary school students of Maldives. 100 males and 100 females were randomly selected to participate in the study. Two standardized questionnaire and previous years mark sheet of the participants collected as data for the research. Examination Anxiety scale and Problem Solving Ability scale were administered on 10 different secondary schools of Maldives. The study concluded that there exists no significant difference between male and female students in academic achievement, problem solving ability and examination anxiety. The study also revealed that there exists a positive correlation between academic achievement and problem solving ability and also showed that there exists a negative correlation between examination anxiety and academic achievement.
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Ms. Preeti Bala @ preet.chd07@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.170/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.170

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016

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