Investigating The Relationship Between Student Engagement And Academic Achievement At Intermediate Level In District Peshawar, Pakistan

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Parveen, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rauf


The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between student engagement and academic achievement at intermediate level. Over last several years, educational researchers and leaders have tried to find a cause for a number of challenges in public education including increasing student dropout rates, low academic achievement, and the reduction of positive perception of schools and colleges in general.  As a result, there has been increase in research on the level of engagement that students experience during their schooling. Many research studies have focused on how students are cognitively, socially, and emotionally engaged in school. This study was completed using adapted version of Australian Survey of Students Engagement. The study was conducted in urban and rural schools and colleges of district Peshawar. Stratified sampling technique was used for the selection of sample. Researchers personally visited sampled schools and colleges and administered questionnaire to students. The collected data were tabulated and coded by the researchers. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used for analysis and interpretation. Pearson product moment r correlation was used. The results obtained via the analyses revealed that there were significant relationships between the student engagement and academic achievement and especially the dimensions of cognitive engagement, affective and behavioral engagement and sense of belonging, peer relationship, faculty relationship and skills and personal development.

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