A Study on Achievement in Commerce of Higher Secondary Students
In recent years, the interest shown in studying commerce among the students and parents at higher secondary school level and college level is in upswing and in future it would upsurge for varying reasons. In this context, the present research aims at investigating the level of academic achievement and finding out whether there is any significant difference among the higher secondary students studying commerce with regard to certain demographic variables. The applied survey research was conducted on a sample of 850 higher secondary students (492 male & 358 female) chosen from 20 schools (9 government, 5 aided & 6 private). A self-constructed and validated tool ‘Achievement Test in Commerce’ by the investigator with 50 statistically selected objective type questions (out of 80) was used for the study. The results of the descriptive analysis showed that the level of achievement in commerce of higher secondary students is average. The differential analysis result, t-test showed that there was no significant difference in academic achievement in commerce with regard to gender, locality of students and type of family; and F-test showed that there was significant difference with regard to type of school and nature of school. The study throws a light on what should be done to improve the achievement in commerce of higher secondary students having in mind the low performing groups.
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