Study Habits and Academic Achievement: A Comparative Analysis of the High and Low Academic Achievers
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Keywords

Study habits, high, low, academic achievers, adolescent

Abstract

The present study was conducted to analyze the differences in the study habits and attitudes of high and low academic achievers. Sample of the study (N=800) was comprised of high (n=400) and low academic achievers (n=400). Both the genders were given equal representation in the sample. Age range of the sample was 17-19 years (Mean = 18.22 years). Data was collected through stratified random sampling technique, from different male and female colleges of Hyderabad city. Study Habits and Attitude Inventory was administered on the participants. Analysis of results revealed significant differences in the study habits and attitudes of high and low academic achievers. High achievers showed better time management skills, better study habits and punctuality as well as good concentration than the low academic achievers. Low academic achievers significantly spent much time in social activities rather on their studies, had more problems in the classroom, and problems with teachers. The implications of the study are important for teachers and parents to understand the problems of low academic achievers, and to guide them accordingly.

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