Swati Kothari, Dr. Nagendra Prakash
Abstract: Background & Objective: Teaching and learning activities are the fundamental activities that have been going on in all the civilizations of the world. The outcome of teaching learning activities leads to conferring academic qualification based on which, a status of a person is determined. There is always an unexplained gap between the learning activity and the academic performance of the students. The present study assessed the study habit of the 9th, 10th, 11thand 12th students, to determine the students stress related to learning, to describe the academic performance of the students, to examine the correlation between the students – Study habit and academic performance, Learning stress and academic performance, Study habit and learning stress.A quantitative approach and a retrospective exploratory design was used for the study, 30 students from each class were selected for the study with a total of 120 students. The data was collected using a self administered questionnaire of 30 items. The present study result shows that The spearman’s correlation was computed to assess the relationship between the study habit and academic performance, study habit and learning stress and leaning stress and academic performance. The results showed that there was positive correlation between study habit and academic performance, in case of 9th (r= 0.061) and the 12th class (r= 0.125). Similarly, the correlation between study habit and learning stress showed a strong positive relationship for all the classes. In consonance with the correlation between the study habit and academic performance, the relationship between learning stress and academic performance showed that there was, positive correlation for the 9th class (r=0.165) and the 12th class (r=0..114). In case of 10th class (r= -0.112) and 11th class (r= -0.405) there was negative correlation. Key Words: Academic Performance, Barriers to study, Learning Stress, Learning Difficulty, Study Habit.
Keywords: Academic Performance, Barriers to study, Learning Stress, Learning Difficulty, Study Habit