Academic Performances and Associated Factors Amongst School Adolescents: A Cross Sectional Study

Authors

  • Jugal Kishore Director Professor & Head Community Medicine, VMMC & SJH New Delhi. http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6246-5880
  • Heena Research Scholar, ICMR Project Community Medicine, VMMC & SJH New Delhi. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4466-7475
  • Tanu Anand Scientist D, DHR, ICMR, New Delhi.
  • Tamanna Nazli Research Officer, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, MoAYUSH, Govt. of India.
  • Ranjit Kumar Mandal Principal, BGS World School, Chikballapur, Karnataka.

Keywords:

Adolescent, School, Education, Mental, Social, Health, Development, Academic Performances

Abstract

Background: Students’ academic achievement and learning outcome is influenced by various factors including age, gender, religion, preferences for the future career and family background.

Objectives: 1) To study the effect of various factor on academic performances of school adolescents and 2) to find out the association with Socio-Demographic Characteristics among these students.

Methods: It was a school based cross sectional study conducted in one of the private schools in Chikballapur, Karnataka. Data from 591 adolescents of classes 6th-10th was collected by a questionnaire. The questionnaire contained 4 factors with 76 questions, each relating to different aspects of a child or adolescent’s life and how they felt about those. Data was presented as frequency tables and significant association was established by one-way ANOVA, t-test and multiple linear regression.

Result: As age advanced favorable educational factors, mental/emotional factors and social factors decreased significantly but had no effect on health factors. No significant association existed between religion and various domains of health and wellbeing (p>0.05) of the students. Except the educational factors which was higher in females, no other factors were significantly associated with gender. As aggregate percentage in previous examinations increased, the favorable educational factors, health factors and mental/ emotional factors increased significantly but had no effect on social factors.

Conclusions: Scores of health and wellbeing of the student were significantly associated with age, gender and preferences for the future subject and academic performances. Knowing these factors may help to undertake corrective measures that improve the academic achievement of school adolescents.

How to cite this article:
Kishore J, Heena, Anand T, Nazli T, Mandal RK. Academic Performances and Associated Factors Amongst School Adolescents: A Cross Sectional Study. Int J HealthCare Edu & Med Inform 2019; 6(2): 10-17.

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2020-01-21