Scholastic achievement among adolescents: Role of unique aspects of home and school conditions

Yashpal Singh

Department of Psychology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India.

Davinder Singh Johal

Department of Psychology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India.


Keywords: Adolescents, Family, Home environment, Parents, Scholastic achievement, School environment, Teachers.


Students generally consider scholastic achievement to be the grade they receive after a period of specific instruction. Researchers evaluate a person's scholastic achievement based on the knowledge and skills they have developed in the academic domain, as well as the test results they have obtained. Scholastic achievement is one of the critical parameters to measure affluence; therefore, researchers are keen to investigate the various dimensions that are going to affect it directly or indirectly. The present study focuses on analyzing the distinct dimensions of the home and school environment that show a direct association with adolescents' scholastic achievement. The study uses a correlational research design. This study has selected a sample of 154 individuals from the Delhi region of India. The results obtained through correlation and regression analysis clearly indicate that control and rejection in school settings, along with a permissive home environment, significantly predict the scholastic achievement of female adolescents. The results also revealed that a permissive, protective, and punishing home environment, as well as restrictions imposed in a school setting, are significant predictors of male adolescents' scholastic achievement. From this, it can be concluded that the home environment and school environment dimensions play a pivotal role in the attainment of scholastic achievement among adolescents.


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