International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 4, Part E (2015)
Impact of socioeconomic status on academic-achievement of school students: An investigation
Preeti Singh, Garima Choudhary
This study investigated the impact of socioeconomic status on the academic achievement of secondary school students of Delhi city. The investigator undertook the study in government as well as private schools located in Delhi and in totality 15 schools were finalized. Normative survey method upon 450 samples from class XI was utilized to gather the data. ‘Socio-economic Status Scale’ (SESS) was used while the total marks obtained by the students in the previous class, i.e. standard X were used as an achievement criteria and for data analysis Mean, SD, one way ANOVA, t-test were employed. The result of this study showed the difference between high and low socioeconomic status groups. This study further reveals that gender influences the academic achievement at secondary school (Standard -XI) level. It is also found that the academic achievement was influenced by the socioeconomic status and those who belonged to high & middle socioeconomic status have shown better performance. Based on these findings, some recommendations were given with great implications for both practice and further studies.
How to cite this article:
Preeti Singh, Garima Choudhary. Impact of socioeconomic status on academic-achievement of school students: An investigation. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(4): 266-272.