Study Habits and Its Collateral Impact on Academic Achievement and Dropouts

Dr. Gopal Krishna Thakur


The academic achievements of students as well as the drop-outs have significant bearing on the study habits of school going students. There is a natural connection between the drop-outs and the status of academic achievement of students. Besides several other factors, the drop-out has been seen as a logical consequence of poor academic achievement. Those, who are low achievers and not good at academics, tend to drop-out more in comparison to those who are high achievers in academics. And the academic achievement has, generally, a natural association with the study habits of the students.  Various commissions on education in our country have emphasized on the problem of drop-outs along with wastage and stagnation and recommended a nation-wide programme of school improvement in which the reduction of drop-out could figure prominently. During the last few decades the problem of drop-outs has been discussed widely at the national and international level and large numbers of studies have been carried out at the primary, secondary and university stages. But all these studies have only a small coverage. The present paper discusses specifically about the outcome of a study conducted to explore the relationship between study habit, academic achievement and drop-outs.


Study Habits, Academic Achievement, Dropouts

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