Muhamed, Gul. (1995). Relationship of Cognitive and Affective Achievements with reference to Personality Variables of IX standard students. Unpublished. Ph.D., Education. University of Calicut.
The objectives were: (1) To estimate the extent of relationship of cognitive and affective achievement (total) in Malayalam with each of the selected independent variables for the whole and relevant sample. (2) To test whether the equivalent correlation obtained for the two sex groups (boys and girls) and locale (urban and rural) groups differ significantly. (3) To identify the personality variables in terms of their ability to discriminate between the three levels of cognitive and affective achievements (total), namely, High, Average and low achievers. (4) To develop a multiple regression equation for predicting cognitive and affective achievements (total) in Malayalam in terms of a few selected personality variables that correlates highest with the achievement.
The Sample comprised 550 secondary school pupils of standard IX obtained using proportionate stratified sampling technique.
Tools used were: the Kerala Test of Malayalam Achievement for standard IX (Based on Bloom’s taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain), the Kerala Test of Malayalam Achievement for standard IX (Based on Bloom’s taxonomy of the affective Domain), the Kerala Socio-Personal Adjustment scale by Nair, the Kerala Self-Concept Scale by Nair, the Kerala Introversion – Extroversion Scale by Nair, the Kerala Scale of Achievement Motivation by Nair, and the Kerala University Test Anxiety Scale. Survey method was used for the study.
Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation, and Stepwise Regression by ANOVA approach were used for analyzing the data.
The findings were: (1) In the case of rural boys relation between Cognitive and Affective Achievement in Malayalam with sense of personal worth, feeling of belongings and total personal adjustment from the nineteen selected personality variables were found to be significant and it was found to be insignificant for the rest of 16 variables. (2) In the case of rural girls, the correlation between Cognitive and Affective Achievement in Malayalam with introversion-extraversion, achievement motivation and examination anxiety from the nineteen selected personality variables were found to be significant. (3) For urban sample, Self-concept, Introversion-extroversion, Achievement motivation, Examination Anxiety was found to be significantly correlated with Cognitive and Affective Achievement in Malayalam. (4) For Rural sample, Sense of personal worth, Sense of Personal freedom, Feeling of belongingness, Introversion-extroversion, Achievement Motivation and Examination Anxiety were found to be significantly correlated with Cognitive and Affective Achievement in Malayalam. (5) The results revealed that out of nineteen personality variables selected for the study, Achievement Motivation influenced the Academic Achievement of the child maximum. Examination Anxiety also influenced the Academic Achievement. All the remaining variables influenced the Cognitive and Affective Achievement in Malayalam to a low extent. (6) No significant difference existed between boys and girls in the relationship between cognitive and affective achievement in Malayalam. (7) No significant difference between rural and urban pupils in the relationship between Cognitive and Affective Achievement in Malayalam. (8) Significant differences were found to exist between low and average achievers in the mean score of two out of 19 independent variables, feeling of belongingness, and Examination Anxiety. (9) Significant difference was found to exist between average and high achievers in the mean score of 4 out of 19 independent variables, Sense of personal worth, Withdrawing tendencies, Introversion –extraversion, and Achievement Motivation. (10) Significant difference were found to exist between low and higher achievers in the mean score of 6 out of 19 independent variables They are: Sense of personal worth, Feeling of belongingness, Withdrawing tendencies, Total personal adjustment, introversion- extraversion, and achievement motivation. (11) The variables which predict cognitive and affective achievement in Malayalam are Achievement motivation, Feeling of belongingness, Introversion – extraversion, and examination anxiety. The multiple regressions Equation derived are Y = 0.449 X19 +2.206 X5 +1.412 X18+0.938 X20+ 303.965
Keyword(s): Cognitive and Affective Achievements, Personality Variables