Socio-Economic Factors And Academic Performance Of Children In District Doda Of Jammu & Kashmir, India

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Dr. Om Raj Katoch , Dr. Romesh Sharma , Sarita Parihar


Education plays an instrumental role in the economic development and income generation of any nation. It has the ability to increase productivity in many ways, including by enabling workers to perform existing tasks more quickly, by facilitating the transfer of knowledge about new information, products, and technologies, and by enhancing the ability of a country to produce new knowledge, products, and technologies. With the possibility of a correlation between academic performance and quality of life, the present study aimed to evaluate the academic performance of 6–14-year-old school going children and the association between socioeconomic factors and academic performance of children. The academic performance of the children was assessed by using marks or grades obtained in the last or the annual examination passed. Data were entered and analysed using statistical software epi info 7. Results show that low levels of academic performance in the school were associated with lower caste, higher birth orders, lower parental education and occupational levels, not attending anganwadi centres (ACs) as pre-schooling, living in kachcha houses, houses with limited available space, low levels of school attendance, and fewer teachers in the school. Socio-economic factors have a great deal of influence on the academic performance of children in school. It is vital for policy-makers to focus their attention on such issues in order to improve the performance of children in school.

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