Gufran Alam


The school is a powerful agency in the development of behaviour of the child. It is a miniature of society in which children live, make interactions, get all round development, get socialized and perform mostly function under the supervision of their teachers or instructors. The school is a formal socializing institution which differs from the family. The development of child is influenced by various factors of school like physical development, moral development, emotional development, intelligence level, environment, population, socio economic condition, nutrition, age, type of schools, language, customs, beliefs, rituals, caste, religion, colour and most importantly its social culture & festivals. The present study was undertaken to study the academic stress and academic achievement of government and private secondary school students. The sample of the study comprised of 300 (150 from government and 150 from private) secondary school students which were selected randomly from 12 schools of district Patna, Bihar. For Academic stress, Statements was used and For Academic Achievement, aggregate percentage of marks obtained in previous examination was used for data collection. Results revealed that private secondary school students differ significantly on ‘Acceptance’ dimension of academic achievement while as on composite score both government and private secondary school students differ significantly. Further, private secondary school students showed secondary academic performance rather than government school students.


Secondary school, Patna, Academic Achievement, Insecurity, Government Schools, Private schools

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