Can we help the students in their early life?
Is there any possibility of making the choices of electives more soundly based, objective and scientific?
The base sample consisted of 400 students studying in class XI in the year 1979-80. However in the final analysis only those students have been included for whom the Senior School Certificate Examination were available.
Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices Test
Verbal Reasoning Test (DAT-VR)
Numerical Ability Test
N.C.E.R.T.’s Scholastic Aptitude Test for Class XI
Rao’s Indirect Adjustment Inventory
R. P. Singh’s Interest Record
Design of the study:
The aggregate percentage of marks in secondary school examination, g measures, DAT(VR+NA) scores were not found to possess satisfactory prognostic value. SAT was found to be an efficient predictor of success in Arts group (academic stream) only. The non- intellective variable- academic adjustment, too had no relationship with success in senior school certificate examination. But personality traits measured by EPQ appeared to be more meaningful for predicting success in arts and science groups of the academic stream as also individual subjects within these subject groups. Interest factors were found to be the most useful and efficient predictors of success for all groups of courses. The interest profile for success (i) in Arts group would consist of high interest i aesthetic and outdoor factors and low interest in scientific and clerical factors, (ii) success in science group required high interest in Scientific and low in outdoor factors, (iii) success in commerce group demand high interest in business and aesthetic factors, (iv) success in Accountancy and Auditing required High interest in business factor.
Keyword(s): Academic achievement