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Vol. 11, Special Issue 3 (2022)

Influence of anxiety on scholastic performance and socio-emotional behavior of urban and rural high school students

Author(s):
Mukta G Sthavarmath and Manjula Patil
Abstract:
Anxiety is the common psychological problem which were adversely affecting the high school students academic performance and socio-emotional behavior. A study was made on influence of anxiety on scholastic performance and socio-emotional behavior of urban and rural high school students to study the anxiety among urban and rural high school students and to examine the influence of anxiety on scholastic performance and socio-emotional behavior of urban and rural high school students. The population for the study comprised of Kannada medium government and private aided high school students, where 240 students from each urban and rural areas were drawn from Dharwad taluk of Karnataka. For the present study, the permission was sought from Block Education Officer and the Heads of the schools were contacted and permission was taken for conducting the study. From each class, 20 students were taken for the study randomly. Study anxiety questionnaire (Vitasari et al. 2010) and academic anxiety questionnaire (Andreson 2007) were used to know the stress, study anxiety and academic anxiety of students. Scholastic performance of the children-Rutter proforma-A (1967) and child behavior checklist-teacher report form (Achenbach, 2001) were used to know the scholastic performance and socio-emotional behavior of students. Result revealed that, higher the level of anxiety lower the scholastic performance of high school students and majority of students with high level anxiety were in clinical range of behavior problems and low level of anxiety among students were in normal behavior. This indicates the immediate need for counseling programmes for high school students to reduce the anxiety during study period as well as during exams and to increase the scholastic performance and to reduce behavior problems of students.
Pages: 1679-1685  |  1380 Views  270 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mukta G Sthavarmath and Manjula Patil. Influence of anxiety on scholastic performance and socio-emotional behavior of urban and rural high school students. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(3S): 1679-1685.

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