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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Factors Affecting Scholastic Performances of Adolescents

AUTHOR:

Shashidhar, S., Rao, C. and Hegde, R.

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YEAR PUBLISHED:

2009

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors affecting scholastic performances of adolescents.

  • This was a cross sectional study with 1230 adolescents (13-18 years) who went through screening.

  • From a total of 615 students, 39.76% (489) were high achievers, 13.5% (166) were low achievers with p < 0.001.

  • 03% of low achieving adolescents were from the corporation schools and 1.46% adolescents were from private schools.

  • Poor study habits and social factors were found to have increased in low achieving adolescents of corporation schools.

  • The predictor variables for poor academic performance include adolescent having refractory error, not having help for study at home, not doing homework regularly, not solving question bank papers and reading only before examinations.

  • There are various factors affecting academic performance among adolescents, and it is important to develop strategies to address this factors.

This article was identified as a reference for a VII-commissioned systematic review on the Impact of URE on Children.