International Journal of Advanced Educational Research

International Journal of Advanced Educational Research


International Journal of Advanced Educational Research
International Journal of Advanced Educational Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)

A correlational study of lateral thinking ability and academic achievement of secondary school students


Ramachandra More, Dr. Jagadeesh B

The educational process should be aimed at developing creative abilities among children. This can be achieved by acquainting students by teachers and parents the real meaning of the creative process and the ways and means of developing and nurturing creative thinking abilities. Edward de Bono who invented the term “lateral thinking” in 1967 is the pioneer of lateral thinking. Lateral thinking is concerned with the generation of new ideas. Academic achievement means “The performance of the students in the examination’’. Achievements is a progress that a learner makes in learning often measured by other standardized or teacher made tests. In this study, the researcher made an attempt to study lateral thinking ability and academic achievement of secondary school students of Vijayapur district. Data for the study were collected using self-made Lateral Thinking Ability Test (LTAT). The researcher used stratified random sampling technique. The sample consisted of 600 students in which 300 rural and 300 urban area. For analyzing the data correlation analysis, Karl Pearson’s correlation coefficient were used as the statistical techniques. Findings show that significant and positive correlation was observed between academic achievement and lateral thinking ability scores of students of secondary schools.
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Ramachandra More, Dr. Jagadeesh B. A correlational study of lateral thinking ability and academic achievement of secondary school students. International Journal of Advanced Educational Research, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 38-42
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