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. 3, Issue 2 (2018)

Factors affecting the academic achievement: A study of elementary school students of District Nainital, Uttarakhand, India


Gunjita Joshi

The basic aim of the study was to investigate and analyze the relationship of General Mental Ability, Interest and home environment with Academic Achievement. Methods: The participants were 110 students drawn from three Government Inter College of District Nainital of Uttarakhand. Their ages ranged between 13 and 15 with a mean age of 14 years. Two validated instruments were used to elicit responses from the participants-General mental ability test prepared by R. K Tandon (1972), Multiphasic Interest Inventory of S. K. Bawa (1998) and Home Environment Inventory of K S Mishra (1989) were administered on the selected sample. Whereas their annual examination marks of class VIII were considered as academic achievement. Findings: Four major hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.01 level of significance. Pearson-Moment Correlation Co-efficient and t-test were used to analyze the data. The study reveals that General Mental Ability, home environment Interest and academic achievement are significantly and positively correlated. Whereas the high score of girls indicates that they are superior to boys.
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Gunjita Joshi. Factors affecting the academic achievement: A study of elementary school students of District Nainital, Uttarakhand, India. International Journal of Advanced Educational Research, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2018, Pages 531-534
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