A study on habits of the secondary school students of south Kamrup area of Assam in relation to their home environment
Bhargab Pratim Bora
Habits can be considered from the social and personal perspectives. Dominance of good habits leads to better adjustment, happier life, and higher academic and institutional achievements in students. Some of the common habits which are commonly seen in the life of students are study habits, extracurricular habits, watching movies and television, alcoholism, drug abuse, smoking etc. There are several factors which occupy a great role in forming and developing habits. Among the various social groups, home or family have occupies the first and most important place for the development of the individual. Home is the person’s primary environment from the time he is born until the day he dies; hence its effect on the individual is also most significant and enduring. Home Environment is the most important institution for the existence and continuance of human life and the development of personality traits. Home environment helps to gain better habits. Without good habits a student can succeed. The main purpose of the study was to find out the level of habits of the Secondary School students in relation to their home environment. For the study, 12 Provincialized Secondary schools were selected as sampled Schools by using simple random sampling technique and 480 Class-X students from the sampled schools were selected. Adolescent’s Habits Scale (AHS) and Home Environment Inventory (HEI) were used as tool of the study.