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Comparative Study of Academic Performance and Personality between Students of KFI and Non-KFI Residential Schools


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1 Department of Psychology Bhonsala Military College, Nashik Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Psychology Consulting Psychologist, Nashik, Maharashtra, India
     

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School plays a very important role in the academic development of children. The impact of school environment is seen in the academic performance as well as in the personality of the students. The present study analyses the performance of the residential students of Krishnamurthi Foundation India (KFI) and Non-KFI schools vis-à-vis their personality and academic dimensions. The sample population was selected from IXth and Xth standard students from two KFI schools and two non-KFI schools. The sample size was 155 for each category of schools. The data was analyzed by applying Mean, SD and t-test to compare the personality and academic performance of two groups of students. The biographical format and MDAPS were administered in a session of 45 to 50 minutes, to the students from each school. The results revealed a significant difference in the personality between the two studied groups. The mean values showed that the KFI school environment assists in the development of the students' personality. It was also concluded that, the KFI school environment and its unique pedagogy are best suited for the development of the students.

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Personality, Academic-Performance, Residential Schools, Krishnamurti Foundation India (KFI).
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S. H. Kochargaonkar
Department of Psychology Bhonsala Military College, Nashik Maharashtra, India
Pratibha M. Chandak
Department of Psychology Consulting Psychologist, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

Abstract


School plays a very important role in the academic development of children. The impact of school environment is seen in the academic performance as well as in the personality of the students. The present study analyses the performance of the residential students of Krishnamurthi Foundation India (KFI) and Non-KFI schools vis-à-vis their personality and academic dimensions. The sample population was selected from IXth and Xth standard students from two KFI schools and two non-KFI schools. The sample size was 155 for each category of schools. The data was analyzed by applying Mean, SD and t-test to compare the personality and academic performance of two groups of students. The biographical format and MDAPS were administered in a session of 45 to 50 minutes, to the students from each school. The results revealed a significant difference in the personality between the two studied groups. The mean values showed that the KFI school environment assists in the development of the students' personality. It was also concluded that, the KFI school environment and its unique pedagogy are best suited for the development of the students.

Keywords


Personality, Academic-Performance, Residential Schools, Krishnamurti Foundation India (KFI).