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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
ISSN: 0975-6795(Online), 2321-5828(Print)
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Dr. Vimal Kishor
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, School of Professional Studies, Sikkim University (A Central University), 6th Mile, Samdur, PO Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim- 737102.
The main objective of the present investigation was to study the influence of parental encouragement on students’ academic achievement of high school students. The sample comprised of 200 high school students out of which 100 students from government schools and 100 from private schools. For the present study, the parental encouragement scale developed and standardized by Dr. R.R. Sharma was used to meet the objectives. To test the hypotheses descriptive statistics, ‘t’ test and product moment coefficient of correlation has been used. The results revealed that government and private high school students differ significantly on their parental encouragement and academic achievement. Further, the study revealed that there is a significant and positive relationship between parental encouragement and academic achievement of government and private high school students.
Parental Encouragement, Academic Achievement, High School Students.
Vimal Kishor. Parental Encouragement. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 5(2): April-June, 2014, 176-179.
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