Influence of study habits on the academic achievement of children of working mothers in Bilaspur district: A comparative study
Sandhya Gupta, Dr. PK Naik
The present study aims at to find out whether the study habits on the academic achievement of children of working mothers in Bilaspur district. The study further compared the study habits of higher secondary school students of working mothers on the basis of gender. The sample of the study consisted of 120 secondary school students (30 male students of urban areas, 30 female students of urban areas, 30 male students of rural areas & 30 female students of rural areas) of the age group 14 to 16 years belonging to different localities selected randomly from different educational institutions of district Bilaspur, Chattisgarh. Study Habit Inventory constructed by Palsane & Anuradha Sharma and CAT constructed by P.K.Naik was administered to the selected sample to assess their study habits and self-constructed General Information Questionnaire was used to elicit information regarding the subjects age, sex, family type, single parent or both parent, mother whether working kind of work, number of working hours, educated/uneducated etc. The data so collected was analyzed statistically by employing mean, SD and t-test. The study revealed there were insignificant differences between the adolescent students of WM on the measure of comprehension, study sets, interaction, drilling, recording and language dimensions of study habits but significant differences were found between the students of working mothers on the measures of concentration, task orientation and supports.