THE STUDY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OF SOCIO ECONOMIC STATUS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE ON SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
Socio-economic Status, Academic Performance, Secondary school students.
The most important task of the educational system is to prepare students to acquire knowledge and career and cognitive skills to enter the community. Therefore, identifying the factors leading to the students’ academic achievement is very important. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between socio economic status and academic achievement of secondary school students belonging to different educational zones of Dharawad district of Karnataka State. This descriptive analytical study was done on 120 students of secondary Schools in 2020-21 through random sampling. Socio economic status scale constructed and standardized by Rajbir Singh et al., and Previous Academic Progress Record from schools were used to collect data. Data were analyzed by using Mean, S.D, M.D and students t-test. Result proves it beyond any shadow of doubt that there is a significant difference in the academic achievement of high socio-economic status of students in comparison to low socio-economic status of students. Significant differences were found between the students with (high and low) and (high and middle) socio-economic status. On the other hand insignificant difference was found between the students with middle and low socio-economic status in respect to academic achievement.