A Study of Parental Encouragement, Educational Adjustment and Academic Achievement among Adolescent Students of District Anantnag
Keywords:Parental Encouragement, Educational Adjustment, Academic Achievement, Rural, Urban, Secondary School Students.
AbstractParental encouragement is a process which is undertaken by the parents to direct the child’s behavior towards higher academic progress. The major role of the parents is to provide encouragement, support and access to the activities that enable the child to master all-round development of personality. The present study is conducted on a sample of 300 secondary school students, equally distributed on the basis of gender and locale, selected through stratified random sampling method from district Anantnag of south Kashmir. The requisite data was collected by administering Parental Encouragement Scale by Kusum Aggarwal (1999), Educational Adjustment Inventory by S. Rani and B.B. Singh and student’s previous year marks were taken as academic achievement. The gathered data was put under statistical tests like Mean, SD, t-test and Coefficient of correlation. The findings of the study revealed a significant difference in parental encouragement on the basis of gender and locale in which the result goes in favour of boys and urban students. Significant difference was also found in educational adjustment on the basis of locale but no significant difference was found on the basis of gender. Furthermore, significant positive correlation was found in parental encouragement with academic achievement and educational adjustment with academic achievement.
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