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| Published: June 28, 2019

Participatory and Competitive Research to Improve Performance of Children: A Window to Excellence

Dr. Shruti Marwaha

Ph.D., M.Sc., M.A., B.Ed., Centre for Research in Applied Cognitive Sciences, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Geetika Nanda

M.A., B.Ed., Centre for Research in Applied Cognitive Sciences, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Jeta Sharma

B Tech., MBA, Centre for Research in Applied Cognitive Sciences, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shivani Sharma

PGD Nutrition and Dietetics, MBA, Centre for Research in Applied Cognitive Sciences, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.079/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.079

ABSTRACT

The perspective towards education has been changing, widening its scope through literacy to self-sustaining.  It has become a vital necessity for parents and teachers to capacitate children for successful and satisfactory living.  They must learn to compete in a healthy manner and develop problem-solving skills. The parent-child bonding becomes crucial at this tender age.  Involvement of both the parents can boost the pace of development among children.  Words of appreciation and parental involvement their day-to-day activities can do wonders to develop students’ confidence level.  The study was conducted on a total sample of 600 respondents.  There were 200 primary respondents whose mothers (200) and fathers (200) were also included for fetching the data.  The tools used included structured interviews and questionnaires to get an insight into the desired database.  The study was conducted in three phases.  Data were collected from students as well as their parents. Besides, pre and post evaluation in terms of academics was also taken up.  For comparative purposes, the sample was divided into experimental and control groups.  It was found that participation in competitive activities increases the child’s performance, self-confidence and saves children from bad effects of excessive television and mobile phones.  It keeps them active, busy and engaged in positive activities.  It also strengthens the parent-child bonding and develops hidden talent among the children.  The enhancement of desired behavior can be observed when the children are exposed to exciting and constructive activities.

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Dr. Shruti Marwaha @ developmentresearch04@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.079/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.079

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

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