A STUDY OF EXAMINATION STRESS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT TOWARDS SCIENCE AMONG HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN KANCHIPURAM DISTRICT
Keywords:Examination stress, Academic achievements, variables, Hypotheses, Finding of the study, Tools, Samples
The present study deals with the analyses of examination stress and academic achievement among higher secondary students studying in different systems, namely, state, matriculation and the central board schools at the secondary level. They are both dependent variable and independent variable which is related to the sub – variables ( Gender, type of management, medium of instruction, type of schools, type of family, parents qualification, parents income, parents occupation). The research tools used for the data collection, nature and selection of the sample, pilot study, establishing reliability and validity of the tools, a brief description of the procedure adopted for the data collection, scoring, statistical technique to be employed for the further analysis of the data.The Higher Secondary Students constitute the population of the present study. In the study a sample of 150 students from class plus one were selected randomly from the city of Chennai. The sample includes Government School, Government Aided and Unaided Higher Secondary Schools.To test the hypotheses framed, the following tools have been used.Examination stress scale by Dr.K. Saraladevi. There is no significant difference in the examination stress among higher secondary school student based on type of management.There is no significant difference in the examination stress among higher secondary school student based on age.It was found that the calculated ‘F’ value (2.197) is greater than the table value(2.66) Hence There is no significant difference in the examination stress among higher secondary school student based on age. It was found that the calculated ‘F’ value (0.049) is less than the table value(2.66) Hence There is no significant difference in the examination stress among higher secondary school student based on type of management.
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