Industrial Psychiatry Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 105--110

Cross-sectional analysis of psychological aspects of adolescent underachievers


Sanjay Kumar Nayak1, Masroor Jahan2 
1 Department of Psychology, Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University, Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Clinical Psychology, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjay Kumar Nayak
Department of Psychology, Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University, Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh
India

Background: Previous research supports that factors commonly associated with underachievement include low academic self-concept, low self-efficacy, low self-motivation, low goal valuation and negative attitude toward school and teachers. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the feeling about reading of adolescent underachievers, including emotional difficulties, physical problem (usually eye dysfunction), mechanism of reading, self-concept, and interest in reading. Materials and Methods: Forty-eight underachievers were compared with 40 achievers from 6 to 10 standard students on DQMy feeling about readingDQ checklist. Hypotheses were tested using t-test and χ2 (chi-square) test through statistical package for the social sciences. Results: The result suggests that underachievers significantly differ from achievers in all five domains, i.e. emotional difficulties, physical problems (usually eye dysfunction), mechanism of reading, self-concept, and interest in learning. Conclusion: Underachievers face different emotional and other psychological difficulties during their academic sessions. They must be taken care of properly within their academic environment.


How to cite this article:
Nayak SK, Jahan M. Cross-sectional analysis of psychological aspects of adolescent underachievers.Ind Psychiatry J 2010;19:105-110


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Nayak SK, Jahan M. Cross-sectional analysis of psychological aspects of adolescent underachievers. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Aug 23 ];19:105-110
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