Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2016

Effect of Socio Economic Status on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students

Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat

Research Scholar Dept. of Psychology B.U. Bhopal, (M.P), India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Jyotsna Joshi

Assistant Professor Dept. of Psychology S.N.G.G.P.G. College Bhopal (M.P), India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Irfan Ahmad Wani

Research Scholar Dept. of Psychology B.U. Bhopal, (M.P), India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.004/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.004


Aim: – The most important task of the educational system is to prepare students to acquire knowledge and career and cognitive skills to enter the community. Therefore, identifying the factors leading to the students’ academic achievement is very important. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between socio economic status and academic achievement of secondary school students belonging to different educational zones of Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir State. Methods: – This descriptive analytical study was done on 120 students of secondary Schools in 2012-13 through random sampling. Socio economic status scale constructed and standardized by Rajbir Singh et al., and Previous Academic Progress Record from schools were used to collect data. Data were analyzed by using Mean, S.D, M.D and students t-test. Results: – Result proves it beyond any shadow of doubt that there is a significant difference in the academic achievement of high socioeconomic status of students in comparison to low socioeconomic status of students. Significant differences were found between the students with (high and low) and (high and middle) socioeconomic status. On the other hand insignificant difference was found between the students with middle and low socioeconomic status in respect to academic achievement.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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