A Comparative Study of Study Habit and Educational Achievement of Disabled Children

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A Comparative Study of Study Habit and Educational Achievement of Disabled Children


Singh, Sumita, International Journal of Education and Management Studies


Education is the most important invention of mankind .It is education which transformed man from mere "two-legged animal" into a human being. The main aim of education is the all round development of the children and character development. The children of today are the citizen of tomorrow, whether they are normal or disabled, if the development of the children are proper, they will be able to adjust with their environment properly and they will be able to think for the betterment of their society and country. Disability indicates the permanent loss of the function of particular organ to the extent that the individual cannot fully participate in the social and vocational pursuits, but this condition does not prevent the individual from overcoming his/her disability condition and from using his/her skills to the optimum level possible when the ability aspect of the individual is focused, the disability disappears to a large extent .The education of the disabled children is not possible along with the normal children as they have to face various learning, adjustment and social problems. As the result of this problem inferiority complex or feeling develops in them. The learning outcome of the students is measured with the help of his achievement. Study habit is one of the factors which effect the educational achievement of students, able or disabled. By good study habit bright future of students can be constructed, proper study helps the students of understand and lead them to the path of success. A profuse amount of research in various aspects of handicapped children is being carried out for their welfare of the disabled children, which may not be identical with that of the able children, as it may help them to overcome the difficulties in their desires and maintaining a healthy balance between their desired interests and development. Education is approach of human enlightenment and empowerment for the achievement of a better and higher quality of life. A sound and effective system of education results in the cnfoldmcnt of their competences and transformation of their interests, attitudes and values.

Many researchers have been done. In the field of disabled children, Sutharman (2011) in his study of study habits and academic achievement of XI-standard students found that these exists significant difference in the mean scores of boys and girls (students) will respect to their study habits. Kale (2011) studied the study habits of the secondary and higher secondary school students and analyzed that the students for secondary school have more favorable study habits than higher secondary school student's. Singh (2010) studied the study habits in relation to academic performance in high school students. The results indicated that the girls have better study habits than boys. Sud and Sujata (2006) conducted a study on academic achievement in relation to self-handicapping, test anxiety and study habits of high school children . The results revealed that boys were poorer in study habit than girls. Verma (1996) studied the locus of control and academic performance and found that study habit has significant effect on academic performance in Hindi, English and Social Studies. Mishra (1992) conducted a study on assessing the level of test anxiety self concept, adjustment and study habit in predating academic achievement. The study revealed significant and a positive correlation between study habit and academic achievement. Ramaswamy (1990) studied the relation-ship between study habit and academic achievement the correlation analysis revealed significant relationship between the study habit and academic achievement variables. Christian (1983) administered a study habit inventory the results indicated no significant difference between scores of male and female and a positive correlation of study habit with motivation was found.

Objectives of the study

* To compare the study habit of male & female disabled children.

* To study the relationship between study habit and education achievement of disabled children. …

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