International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2017)

Intelligence and academic achievement: A comparative study of private residential school children and rural government school children


S Ashwini Kumari, Sharita Devi, K Mayuri

The present study aimed to study and compare the intelligence of private residential school children and rural government school children. The study compares the intelligence, its gender differences and correlation with academic achievement of these two groups. Malin’s Intelligence Scale for Indian children (MISIC) by Arthur J.Malin, 1962 to measure the IQ levels, Marks obtained in English, Mathematics and Science were considered to measure the Academic achievement. Sample comprised of 120 high achieving children from each group. The study concludes that there was vast variation in the IQ levels of private residential school children and rural government school children. 85 percent of private residential school children were average and above average range in IQ levels where as 85percent of rural government school children were below average in IQ levels. There was significant gender difference in intelligence scores of private residential school children where as in rural government schools there was no significant gender difference. In private residential schools I.Q., and Academic Achievement were highly correlated where as in rural government schools, there was no significant correlation between the measures of Academic Achievement and I.Q.
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