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Parent-Child Relationship as a Correlate of Academic Achievement among Adolescents


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1 Department of Psychology, H. P. University, Summer Hill, Shimla, India
     

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The present research focuses on academic achievement among adolescents in relation to parent-child relationship. The sample for the study comprised of 100 adolescents i.e. 50 boys and 50 girls in the age group of 14 to 16 years. The entire sample was drawn from the various public schools of Shimla town of Himachal Pradesh. Parent Child relationship scale (Nalini Rao, 1989) and academic achievement was assessed on the basis of total scores of annual examination was administered on the selected sample of boys and girls. T-test was carried out to see the significance of difference between boys and girls on academic achievement. Furthermore, correlation and regression analysis was employed to find out the effect of parent-child relationship on academic achievement. Results indicated that adolescent boys and girls share different relationship with their parents and this relationship affect their academic achievement. Overall, boys scored higher on academic achievement as compare to girls. Neglection and object punishment from father have a significant relation with the academic achievement of boys. On the other hand, protection from fathers has a significant and positive relation with the academic achievement of girls.

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Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents, Boys and Girls, Academic Achievement.
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Gayatri Raina
Department of Psychology, H. P. University, Summer Hill, Shimla, India
Pooja Verma
Department of Psychology, H. P. University, Summer Hill, Shimla, India

Abstract


The present research focuses on academic achievement among adolescents in relation to parent-child relationship. The sample for the study comprised of 100 adolescents i.e. 50 boys and 50 girls in the age group of 14 to 16 years. The entire sample was drawn from the various public schools of Shimla town of Himachal Pradesh. Parent Child relationship scale (Nalini Rao, 1989) and academic achievement was assessed on the basis of total scores of annual examination was administered on the selected sample of boys and girls. T-test was carried out to see the significance of difference between boys and girls on academic achievement. Furthermore, correlation and regression analysis was employed to find out the effect of parent-child relationship on academic achievement. Results indicated that adolescent boys and girls share different relationship with their parents and this relationship affect their academic achievement. Overall, boys scored higher on academic achievement as compare to girls. Neglection and object punishment from father have a significant relation with the academic achievement of boys. On the other hand, protection from fathers has a significant and positive relation with the academic achievement of girls.

Keywords


Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents, Boys and Girls, Academic Achievement.