Demographic Determinants of High Academic Achievement at Higher Secondary Level
Author(s) : Mushtaq Ahmad Malik, Muhammad Nadeem & Ghaus Muhammad
The study was aimed at finding out the demographic determinants of high academic achievements of 12th grade students. All the12th grade students enrolled in public & private colleges and higher secondary schools affiliated with Board of intermediate and secondary education Sargodha were the population. A sample of 900 students was drawn conveniently from the two selected districts. Out of these 900, high achiever students securing 65% or more marks in HSSC part-1 exams were identified. A questionnaire for students was used for data collection. Descriptive statistical analysis revealed that Majority of the high achiever students were male, 1st or fifth in family order, were from educated and separate (nuclear) families, their fathers were government employees and has matric (SSC) qualification but mothers were either uneducated or had basic education. Their fathers’ income ranges from 10,000 to 30000 per month. They either do not spend time on play or play only cricket for only one or two hours. They do not take tuition and do not watch TV.
Key words: Determinants, High academic achievement, HSSC level students