The Impact of Home Environment Factors on Academic Achievement of Adolescents
Keywords:Home, Environment, Academic, Achievement, Adolescents, Secondary Education
The aim of the study is to examine how home environment influence adolescents academic performance. The main objective of the study is to analyze how home environment, parental expectation, parental involvement, academic stimulation and parental encouragement significantly effect secondary school student’s on their academic achievement. Descriptive survey method was used in which data from 210 respondents collecting using Home Environment scale, developed by A. Akhtar and S.B. Saxena (2011). Students from the higher secondary level are chosen from the Arts stream. Entire samples are divided on the basis of sex, location and management of the schools for further study. The total no obtained by students in the Higher Secondary Examination (HS) conducted by Assam Higher Secondary Educational Council ( AHSEC) in the year 2013-2014 were taken as the score of Academic achievement. The data collected is subjected to statistical analysis namely; mean, median, standard deviations,’t’- test and Karl Pearson’s Correlation of Co-efficient ‘r’. Results show a positive significant correlation between home environment and academic achievement of the students.