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Predictive Power of Socio Economic Status for Achievement Goal Orientation of Secondary School Students in Punjab

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  • Akhter, Mumtaz

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This study aimed at finding the effect of socio economic status of students on their achievement goal orientation in the subject of mathematics at secondary level in Punjab. Population of the study was secondary school students and teachers in the province of Punjab. Multi stage random sampling technique was used for the selection of sample. Sample was consisted of 874 ninth grade students (428 female and 446 male) from nine Districts of Punjab by categorizing Districts according to its Human Development Index, into three categories. Four government schools, two girls and two boys, were selected for data collection.& Adapted questionnaire “Achievement Goal Orientation Questionnaire (AGOQ)” was used to get responses about achievement goal orientation of students. To assess the socio-economic status of students various demographic variables (i.e, father and mother' qualification and profession, monthly income, area of their houses and income per month etc.) were used. Regression analysis showed the predictive power of SES for achievement goal orientation of students at secondary level in Punjab. Findings were tabulated and recommendations were made on the basis of findings.

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  • Akhter, Mumtaz, 2019. "Predictive Power of Socio Economic Status for Achievement Goal Orientation of Secondary School Students in Punjab," Responsible Education, Learning and Teaching in Emerging Economies, CSRC Publishing, Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Pakistan, vol. 1(1), pages 9-18, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:src:relatj:v:1:y:2019:i:1:p:9-18
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.26710/relate.v1i1.1117
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