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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(10), 1108-1113
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-10-13
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Academic Self Concept and Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students

Sandeep Kumar Jaiswal1, and Rashmi Choudhuri2

1Research Scholar, Faculty of Education, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

2Professor, Faculty of Education, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Pub. Date: November 17, 2017

Cite this paper:
Sandeep Kumar Jaiswal and Rashmi Choudhuri. Academic Self Concept and Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(10):1108-1113. doi: 10.12691/education-5-10-13

Abstract

At the level of secondary school, student’s self-concept about their academic capabilities plays an important role. The aims of the study were to examine the relationship between academic self-concept and academic achievement of secondary students and to compare the academic self-concept of male and female secondary students. Sample of the study were 615 secondary school students of both genders (Male 317, Female 298, aged 14-17 years). The sample was drawn from 15 secondary schools affiliated with CBSE board, session 2016-17 of Varanasi city, India. Academic achievement was measured by self-reported Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of the previous year. Academic self-concept was measured using Kample and Naik (2013) Academic Self Concept Scale (ASCS), which was composed of 57 items, distributed in 8 subscales namely Academic Ability, Academic Interests, Study, Examination, Academic Interaction, Academic Efforts, Curriculum, and Academic Future. The result of the study revealed that there was a positive relationship between academic self-concept and academic achievement and this relationship was stronger for female students (r = .28) than that of male students (r = .17). Moreover, gender differences in the academic self-concept of the students were also found. Female students had significantly higher academic self-concept than male students.

Keywords:
academic self-concept academic achievement secondary students

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