Problem Solving Ability and Academic Achievement in Science of Secondary School Students in Coimbatore District

  • D Mahalakshmi Research scholar, Research and Development Centre, B00harathiar University, Coimbatore
  • N Pugalenthy Associate professor, Department of Biology, SRKV College of Education, Periyanaickenpalayam, Coimbatore
Keywords: Problem solving ability, Academic Achievement, Secondary school Students


The present study is to investigate the significant relationship between problem solving ability and academic achievement in science of secondary school students with reference to the background variables. Survey method was employed. The tools are used in this study namely problem solving ability questionnaire. The investigator used Dr.Dubey problem solving ability questionnaire. For the Academic achievement the investigator obtained half yearly science examination marks of 9thSTD students. The marks were pooled together, added and then percentages found in order to obtain academic achievement index scores of boys and girls. The significant difference between the means of each pair of group is computed using Standard Deviation,‘t ‘test, and Pearson’s Co-efficient Correlation. The findings are established and tabulated from the analyzed data. The finding shows that there is significant difference between the problem solving ability and academic achievement science of higher secondary school students. Finally, Interpretations, Recommendations are given by the investigator based on the findings.

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