Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
Perceived school climate and academic achievement of secondary school students in relation to their gender and type of school
Author(s): MS Bhat, SA Mir
Abstract: The study was conducted on secondary school students to find out the relationship between school climate and academic achievement of secondary school students studying in government and private schools. A sample of 240 secondary school students (120 Male and 120 Female) was selected randomly from two districts (Pulwama and Kulgam) of Kashmir (J&K). For data collection, self-standardized School Climate Scale (SCS) was administered to measure the perceived school climate of secondary school students. The yard stick to measure the academic achievement has been taken from students’ performance in JKBOSE Examinations. Statistical treatments such as mean, t- test and correlation approach were computed for data analysis. The results of the study highlighted a significant and positive relationship between school climate and academic achievement of secondary school students. Further, the study reflected a significant difference in the perception of school climate with respect to gender and type of school. The results also revealed a significant difference in academic achievement of male-female and government-private secondary school going students.