Academic performance and achievement motivation of students: Role of school type and classroom environment

MAUSUMI MISHRA, PRABHUDARSAN SAHOO

Abstract


School is the basic foundation stone of every child’s learning experiences. The purpose of the present study was to examine the role of school type and classroom environment on adolescents’ academic performance and their achievement motivation. The research adopted a 2 (school type) x 2 (classroom environment) factorial design. The sample consisted of 120 subjects of 8th and 9th standards from different Odia and English medium schools of Nayagarh district, Odisha. Results revealed that students of English medium schools had higher academic performance than Odia medium schools and students having good classroom environment secured higher percentage of marks than those with poor classroom environment. Comparison of mean scores disclosed that students of English medium schools had higher achievement motivation than Odia medium schools and also good classroom environment gives rise to achievement motivation than the poor classroom environment.

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ISSN : 2251-1571