A Study of the Effect of Parental Education and Occupation on the Study Habits of Class XI Science Students

A Study of the Effect of Parental Education and Occupation on the Study Habits of Class XI Science Students

ABSTRACT

It has been often said home is the first school and parents the first teachers. A child’s education is greatly affected by his environment including the home. As parents are major figures in the home, their education and occupational status would be expected to have bearing on the educational performance of a child. A study was conducted among secondary science students of Aizawl City Mizoram to examine if parental education and occupational status would have significant bearing on the study habits of the child. A sample population of 512 students from 8 schools was examined and the Study Habit Inventory developed by Dr. M. Mukhopadhyay and Dr. D. N. Sansanwal was used for the purpose of the study. Statistical techniques such as t-test were used to analyse the data and the study found that the study habits of children were affected only by the educational status of the mothers.

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