Self-concept and academic achievement of rural school going children engaged in agricultural activities : A correlational study

Simarjeet Kaur, Sukhminder Kaur

Abstract


The present study was undertaken on rural school going children engaged in agricultural
labour with the objectives to determine the self-concept of the children and find out
the relationship of self-concept with the academic achievement of the children. The
sample consisted of 160 children (both boys and girls) in the age range of 10-14
years. The tools used to collect the data were; Personal Information Sheet to record
the demographic profile of the children, a self-concept inventory developed by Saraswat
(1992) to determine the self-concept of the children and the information relating to
academic achievement was obtained from school records. The results revealed that
self-concept of girls was found to be higher as compared to the boys and it was found
to be positively correlated with the academic achievement. The total self-concept of
both boys and girls was found to be positively correlated with academic achievement.
The correlation was found to be highly positively significant for both girls (r-value=
0.71; P<0.01) and boys (r-value= 0.68; P<0.01). Highly significant differences were
observed among girls and boys on various dimensions of self concept such as social,
educational, moral and intellectual.


Keywords


Academic achievement, Agriculture, Children, Self-concept

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