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Study Habits and Achievment

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Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology
2011, Vol. 9, 21-26

Comparison of Study Habits and Academic Performance of
Pakistani British and White British Students
Shabbir Ahmad Rana
GC University, Lahore

Rukhsana Kausar
Punjab University, Lahore

The present study was conducted to compare Pakistani British and White British students on study habits and their academic performance. The sample comprised of 200 science students of 10th class recruited from four multiethnic schools of England, UK. Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes (Brown & Holtzman, 1955) was used to assess students’ study habits and their last year academic grades were used to assess academic performance. Statistical analysis revealed that although White British students had significantly better study habits than the Pakistani British but no significant difference was found in their academic performance. Country of origin and schools had significant interactive effect on study habits of students but did not have an interactive effect on academic performance of the students. The study has important implication for the educationists.
Keywords: Pakistani British students, White British students, study habits, academic performance

Great Britain is a multicultural nation and has one of the best educational systems in the world. Over the decades education had developed widely in UK, and is provided and available to every child very near to his doorstep (Walford, 1990). Even more importance is given to its educational system in the 21st century.
Thus, in the last two decades there has been vast growth in the numbers of students, faculty members and educational facilities
(Peters & Reed, 2001). Inequality of opportunity among economic classes and ethnic groups, a factor preventing social mobility, has been widely recognized as a national concern, and many steps have...

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