Intelligence and academic achievement as correlates
Author(s): Dr. Yogita Sarwal and Sushma Rani
Abstract: Education has become indispensable for everyone and achievement is the end product of this endeavour. Academic Achievement occupies a very important place in education as well as in the learning process. Intelligence is a concept which has affected the life of every individual in all spheres of life. It is responsible for the academic outcome and finally the success in life. A child can make use of his intellectual capacities to the optimum if he gets a conducive environment. This research focuses on finding the relationship between Intelligence and Academic Achievement of school students. Moreover, this study is conducted to find out the difference in Intelligence as well as Academic Achievement with respect to gender of school students. The tool used is G.C Ahuja Group Test of Intelligence (Dr. G.C. Ahuja, Former Research Officer, Institute Of Indian Languages, Mysore). In the present study, keeping the limited source of time and money the sample of 100 students schools located in Patiala was randomly selected. The sample of 100 students comprised of 50 boys and 50 girls. As the investigators had to collect the data from the students and the lockdown was a major challenge, so the investigators prepared the soft copy of the tool in Google form. The tool was filled online. The school students were randomly selected from Patiala. The test was administered on 100 students comprising 50 boys and 50 girls. Their Academic Achievement scores of the previous class final exam were also collected online only. After the analysis and interpretation of data, a moderate relationship was found between Intelligence and Academic Achievement of school students. Moreover, no significant difference was found in Intelligence and Academic achievement between boys and girls.