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Vol. 9, Issue 1 (2020)

The gendered interplay between intellectual abilities, metacognition and academic performance of rural adolescents

Author(s):
Navjot Kukreja, Sarita Saini and Deepika Vig
Abstract:
The principal aim of this study was to investigate gender differences in the interplay among intellectual abilities, metacognition and academic performance of rural adolescents (13-16 years). The study was conducted in the Government schools in villages of Ludhiana-I Block. The final sample comprised 240 rural school-going adolescents (N=240) studying in grade 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th. The subjects were equally distributed across both the genders (Males=120 & Females=120) and all the grades. A Self-Structured Metacognitive Questionnaire adapted from Metacognition Inventory (Govil 2003) and Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (Schraw and Dennison 1994) was used to assess the metacognitive skills of the adolescents. Intellectual abilities of the selected subjects were analysed through Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices (Raven 1960) and academic performance was determined through aggregate percentage of marks/grades obtained by the subject in the last school examination substantiated by teacher ratings. The investigations brought to light that irrespective of gender, ‘Metacognitive skills’ were significantly impacting the ‘Academic Performance’ of the rural adolescents, but the impact of ‘Intellectual Abilities’ on ‘Academic performance’ could not be established.
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How to cite this article:
Navjot Kukreja, Sarita Saini, Deepika Vig. The gendered interplay between intellectual abilities, metacognition and academic performance of rural adolescents. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(1):129-134.

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