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Assessment of Academic Anxiety among High and Low Achievers of Senior Secondary Classes in Private Schools of Ludhiana City


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1 Research Scholar, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Head of Department, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, Punjab, India
     

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The world has become a place of great unnatural competition and academic achievements are seen as a bench mark of success in student's life. This bloodshed competition to achieve greater success and brighter future makes students more anxious, nervous worried, and sometimes extremely stressed and depressed too. Students with high levels of anxiety show passive attitude towards studies, lack of concentration and confidence, reduced memory span and poor reasoning abilities. The present study is planned to assess and the levels and found the difference in perception of academic anxiety among 240 high and 240 low achievers of class 11th and class 12th. To fulfill the purpose of the study, six private schools from two Zones of Ludhiana city were selected. Academic Anxiety Scale developed by Siddique and Rehman (2017) was used to assess the academic anxiety of selected high and low achievers.

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academic anxiety, high achievers and low achievers
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Authors

Alka Dixit
Research Scholar, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Deepika Vig
Head of Department, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Abstract


The world has become a place of great unnatural competition and academic achievements are seen as a bench mark of success in student's life. This bloodshed competition to achieve greater success and brighter future makes students more anxious, nervous worried, and sometimes extremely stressed and depressed too. Students with high levels of anxiety show passive attitude towards studies, lack of concentration and confidence, reduced memory span and poor reasoning abilities. The present study is planned to assess and the levels and found the difference in perception of academic anxiety among 240 high and 240 low achievers of class 11th and class 12th. To fulfill the purpose of the study, six private schools from two Zones of Ludhiana city were selected. Academic Anxiety Scale developed by Siddique and Rehman (2017) was used to assess the academic anxiety of selected high and low achievers.

Keywords


academic anxiety, high achievers and low achievers

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