A Comparative Study of Factors Affecting Academic Achievement of School Going Adolescent Boys and Girls

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The aim of the present study was to determine some of the selected influencing factors like daily routine of the students, tuitions, content viewed on television, etc. affecting the academic achievement of school going adolescent boys and girls. The focal group of the study consisted of top ten rankers, both boys and girls from class VII, VIII, IX and XI selected from two English medium schools located at Anand and Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. Data was collected by the questionnaire method. Each respondent was made to fill the questionnaire respectively. Analysis was done by calculating frequency and percentages. Results showed that there is not much difference in the importance of many of the selected factors exhibited by boys and girls, which play an important role in their academic achievement.

Keywords: Adolescence, Academic Achievement
Stream: Psychology, Cognitive Science and Behavioural Sciences
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Sharmistha Roy

Ph.D Student, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Vadodara, Gujarat, India

My interest is in the area of late adolescence, emerging adulthood. I have done my post graduation in Human Development and Family Studies. I have not had work experience till now, but to start with i would like to gain work experience in the research project.

Ref: I08P0623