Relationship between Social Behaviour and Academic Performance of Students at Secondary Level in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Mir Alam Said, Muhammad Idris & Sajjad Hussain

Abstract

The study explored views of teachers about relationship between social behaviour and academic performance. The objectives of the study were to examine the effects of social behaviour on academic performance; compare academic results of students with social behaviour; investigate the importance of social behaviour on academic performance; and, suggest what necessary steps should be taken to improve the academic performance and social behaviour. The study was conducted in 15 schools which were randomly selected. In the study design, the students of 9th grade have been categorized as high achievers, average and below average from both streams i.e. science and arts. A questionnaire consisting of 25 items, was developed as research instrument of the study. The data were collected, tabulated, interpreted and statistically analyzed. Conclusions were drawn on the basis of data analysis. The study recommended that the social behaviour and academic performance were equally valued.

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