RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STUDY HABITS AND ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE SUBJECT OF CLASS IX STUDENTS IN RI BHOI DISTRICT OF MEGHALAYA
Keywords:Relationship, Study Habits, Achievement, Science Subject, Class IX students, Ri Bhoi District
Education is a process which determines the standard of life and civilization of human society. It helps to apply knowledge for bringing desirable changes in human life and society as well. It helps to acquire knowledge and to realize the values of life and works continuously for the development of individual and society. It produces individuals who devote themselves for the advancement of the society in the field of science and technology. It helps the individuals to be explorative and innovative through the process of construction of knowledge by proper utilizing of the natural resources. The teaching and learning process in the classroom prepare the students to acquire knowledge of vital importance of science and technology in the modern world. Science, as one of the subject of study takes its place side by side with other subjects as essential elements of one’s education. The students are also expected not only to learn the subject of science in the classroom room, but they must have proper study habits which will help them to gain a satisfactory achievement in this subject. In the field of education, study habits exercise a strong impact on the achievement of the students. The learning of science subject in schools demands to a great extent on the quality of study habits of the students. Many students do have positive attitude towards science subject, but they do not practice good study habits. In the present study, one of the objective is to study the relationship between study habits and achievement in science subject of Class IX students in Ri Bhoi District of Meghalaya. A sample of 800 class IX students was selected from the different schools of the District. Study Habits Inventory developed by Dr. B.V Patel(1975) and achievement test in science subject were administered to the selected sample. The finding of the study revealed that there is a positive relationship between study habits and achievement in science subject.
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