The objectives of the study were: (1) To study the influence of personality factors on study habits of high school pupils. (2) To examine impact of intelligence on study habits of pupils. (3) To know the impact of academic achievement of the pupils on their study habits. (4) To study the influence of personal and socio-demographic variables on the study habits of pupils. (5) To develop multiple regression equations in order to predict score of high school pupils with the help of different sets of independent variables.
The sample consists of 1800 pupils studying X class in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
The tools used for the study were: Study Habits Inventory (SHI) developed by the investigator, Socio-economic Scale (SES) developed by the investigator, High School Personality Questionnaire (HSPQ) – Form A by Cattell and adapted in Telugu by the investigator, Raven’s Progressive Matrices (RPM), and the SSC (X Class) public examination marks taken from the school records.
It is a survey and presage-product study. It is a 2 x 3 x 3 x 5 factorial design with two divisions in gender, three divisions in regression, three divisions in locality and five divisions in type of school.
The inferential statistical techniques such as t-test, F-test and Regression Analysis were employed to analyze the data.
The findings of the study were: (1) Gender does not have significant influence on the study habits of X class pupils. (2) Region, locality, type of school and division secured in SSC public examinations have significant influence on the study habits. (3) The personality factors, such as, B, C, and E of HSPQ have significant influence on study habits of the pupils. (4) The subject-wise marks and total marks of SSC public examinations have significant influence on the study habits. (5) Intelligence has significance influence on the study habits of the pupils. Better intelligence is associated with better study habits. (6) Education of the father, education of the mother, education of brothers, occupation of father, occupation of mother, occupation of brother, annual income of the family, caste, place of birth, type of family, and total members in the family have significant influence on the study habits. (7) Age, education of the sisters, occupation of sisters, and birth order do not have significant influence on the study habits. (8) On the whole the X class pupils have positive attitude towards study habits. (9) It is possible to develop the regression equations for predicting the study habits score of X class pupils with the help of different sets of independent variables.
Keyword(s): High School, Psycho-Sociological Factors, Psychology of Education