Eclectic Counselling: Its Effectiveness In Improving Study Habits And Academic Achievement Of School Students

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Jasgeet Kaur , Dr. Mohammad Amin Wani

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The study in hand was conducted to examine the effectiveness of Eclectic Counselling Approach on senior secondary school students in Punjab. The study observed whether eclectic counselling had a significant impact in improving the study habits and consequently the academic performance of school students. For the purpose of the study, a sample of 120 school students between the age group of 13-16 years, were selected through purposive sampling technique from the schools of Punjab. To identify the effectiveness of eclectic counselling, the total sample was divided into experimental and control group. The obtained data was statistically analyzed using t-test. Results showed that experimental and control group are not different to each other in terms of study habits and academic performance before intervention but after intervention experimental and control groups showed significant differences in terms of academic performance but not in terms of study habits. The present study has its implication in guiding teachers and education policy makers for designing programs aimed specifically at improving the two variables.

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