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IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) Volume 13, Issue 6 (Jul. - Aug. 2013), PP 13-20 e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845. www.Iosrjournals.Org

Socio Economic Status and its Relation to Academic Achievement of Higher Secondary School Students
Farkhanda Ahmar*, Dr. Ehtesham Anwar**
*Research Scholar, Faculty of Education, Integral University, Lucknow (India) **Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Integral University, Lucknow (India)

Abstract: This study examined the effects of gender and socio-economic status on academic achievement of higher secondary school students of Lucknow city. The sample consists of 102 males and 98 females in age range of 15 to 19 from five higher secondary schools of Lucknow city Uttar Pradesh (India).Socio economic status scale developed by R.L.Bharadwaj (2005) was used for data collection, while the total mark obtained by the students in the previous class i.e. standard X was used as an achievement criteria. Mean(M),Standard Deviation(S.D),Standard Error of the mean(S.E.M),t-test were used. This study shows that gender does not influence the achievement in science at higher secondary school (Standard -XI) level. Also the result of this study showed the difference between high and low socio-economic status groups. It is found that the academic achievement was influenced by the socio-economic status and those who belonged to high socio-economic status showed better performance. Based on these findings some recommendation was given with great implication for both practice and further studies. Keywords: Academic Achievement, Gender, Higher Secondary School, Socio-Economic Status



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