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A Comparative Analysis of the Behaviors and Performance of Day Scholar and Boarder Students at Secondary School Level

1Cadet College Rawalpindi

2District facilitator, District Abbotabad

3Department of Education, Sarhad University Peshawar

American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, Vol. 2 No. 8, 600-602
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-8-7
Copyright © 2014 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Noor Bahadar, Wajid Mahnaz, Sobia Jadoon, Sofia Jadoon. A Comparative Analysis of the Behaviors and Performance of Day Scholar and Boarder Students at Secondary School Level. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(8):600-602. doi: 10.12691/education-2-8-7.

Correspondence to: Noor  Bahadar, Cadet College Rawalpindi. Email:


The history of boarding system is traced back to 20th century when Anglican and Roman Catholic Missionaries aimed for public school of English system to Africans. Uganda has started it in 1900s meant for the education of elite class. The boarding system helped the students in utilization of teachers and was economical as it reduced the need of extra coaching or tuitions. Boarding system has many short comings like food problems etc. Sometimes over crowdedness is also seen as a problem in boarding system due to the less availability of space. Although boarders have many problems, they enjoy their studies, living, and sports properly. The home environment is not suitable for study for day scholar students. They walk long distances to reach the school, sometimes in harsh weather conditions. Similarly bad company is a common problem both for boarders and day scholars. Studies in Kenya revealed that home environment badly affect students' performance of day scholars. The current study identified some factors that influence the behavior of the day scholars and boarders; their study and achievements. Three hundred and twenty nine students were selected randomly for the study from boarding and the day scholar system. Structured questionnaires were used for the collection of data which was further processed by using statistical tools (SPSS). It was found that the boarding system is better at many aspects while the day scholar system has its own benefits.