International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part A (2017)
Impact of health status and parental attributes on academic achievement of adolescent girls in urban slum
Dr. Chandrashree Lenka
The objectives of present research was to study the impact of health status and parental attributes on academic achievement of the adolescent girls. One hundred school and college going adolescent girls (13-18 yrs) were selected randomly for the present study from different slums of Bhubaneswar namely Sikharchandi and Saliasahi. The data was collected with the help of pre-designed and pre-tested questionnaires by interviewing them. Height & weight was measured with the help of required tools. The results of the study revealed that majority of the respondents belonged to lower income group families. Fathers were more educated in comparison to mothers. Cent percent of the respondents had positive attitude towards education. Academic performance of the respondents was found to be average/below average in majority cases. Majority of the respondents had normal nutritional status. Positive parental attitude and family support inspired them for higher education. However lower educational status and low income of the parents and poor health were found to be important constraints for their better academic achievement.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Chandrashree Lenka. Impact of health status and parental attributes on academic achievement of adolescent girls in urban slum. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(4): 26-29.