Relationship between Social Behaviour and Academic Performance of Science Students at Secondary Level

Bushra Khalid, Farkhanda Tabassum


Science studies demand more concentration and time than other subjects. This makes science students less social in their circles. This study intended to examine the relationship between social behavior and academic performance of science students at the Secondary Level in District Rawalpindi. In this study, the social behavior i.e. aggression and Altruism was studies. The objectives of the study were to examine the relationship between academic performance and the social behavior of science students and to identify the gender-based difference regarding the social behavior of science students. The target population of the study was both boys’ and girls’ science students of grade 10th from District Rawalpindi. Stratified sampling technique was used to collect data from science students. A sample of 116 male and 178 female science students. To get students’ responses, a questionnaire consisted of 25 items was developed. The findings revealed that there is no connection between social behaviour and science students' academic success in secondary school. Besides it, a weak positive correlation between social behavior and academic performance of science students was also found. The study also revealed that there is no significant difference in social behavior between boys’ and girls’ science students. The result of this study showed that boys have more aggressive behavior as compared to girls in the science section. It was also found that girls have more altruistic (pro-social) behavior as compared to the boys in the science section. The finding of this study also shows that girls have more cooperative behavior as compared to boys. It is recommended that praising and rewards might play an important role in managing aggressive behavior and improving the academic performance of the students.

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