Study Habits of Secondary School Students

M.T.V. Nagaraju, Discovery Publishing House, 2004, ix, 238 p, figs, tables, ISBN : 8171418937, $28.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Study Habits of Secondary School Students/M.T.V. Nagaraju

Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Review of related literature. 3.The present study. 4. Methods of investigation. 5. Analysis and interpretation of the data. 6. Summary, findings, conclusions, recommendations and suggestions. Bibliography. Index.

"Almost all the areas of human life are influenced, modified and developed by the intervention of science and technology. There is no limit to explain various avenues of science in day-to-day life. Study is above everything else, hard work. Some indications at present, which hint that science is going to accomplish a vitamin-capsule method of learning that will eliminate study. Many are the answers given for these and many attempts are made to tackle this problem. But the problem still defies solution.

No system of education is of any useless it aims at developing proper study habits in the students. It is generally believed that now-a-days students do not devote sufficient time to their studies and seldom have proper study habits.

It is also felt that boys are better than girls in study habits, rural students spent more time in studying than urban students and the students of higher caste have good study habits. All these conclusions lack adequate scientific evidence either to accept or to reject. A variety of such statements are to be answered with empirical evidences.

The research study was conducted in 1998-1999 and collected data about the high school students study habits, personality, intelligence, sociological factors and academic achievement. So as to get their influence in developing effective study habits. The present study is therefore an attempt in these directions.

On the whole, some of the factors like personality, intelligence, achievement, caste and region are associated with the study habits of the pupils. Hoping that the study helps to students, parents, researchers, psychologists as well as academicians." (jacket)

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