TITLE

Socio-economic Status Factors Effecting the Students Achievement: A Predictive Study

AUTHOR(S)
Akhtar, Zarina
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
International Journal of Social Sciences & Education;Jan2012, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p281
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study tries to predict which socio-economic status (SES) factors effects Pakistani students' achievement. The indicators of SES were taken from the national documents of Pakistan. The SES questionnaire was constructed keeping in view the defined indicators. The sample of the study was secondary school students enrolled in four districts of Rawalpindi Division. The achievement of students was collected in form of grades from the gazette of respective Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education. Linear regression showed mother's education, income, refrigerator, and source used to travel to school has positive effect on achievement. Number of siblings and transport facility (car/van) has negative effect on achievement. The linear regression equation was used to get SES score of each student. The obtained SES score was interpreted by five SES classes/groups. In the sample the A+ grade achievers were not upper and lower class students. Majority of the students of middle class were average achievers. The students belong to lower class remain low achievers.
ACCESSION #
70492321

 

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