Effect of Family Type on the Value Orientation, Adjustment Abilities and Academic Achievement of the Adolescent Children
Keywords:Value Orientation, Academic Achievement, Adolescent, Children, Joint and Nuclear Families
The present study investigated the effect of family values, and adjustment abilities of the students belonging to JFs and NFs on their academic achievement. Considering the independent, dependent, and intervening variables the study tried to investigate the level of adjustment abilities, value patterns, and their effect on the academic accomplishment of secondary school students. The objectives of the study were to compare the academic achievement, family value traits, and adjustment ability scores of the students belonging to nuclear and joint families, concerning their demographic characteristics. To determine the impact of family value patterns and adjustment abilities on the academic achievement of secondary school students belonging to nuclear and joint families. To find out the relationship between Family Value Patterns, Adjustment abilities, and Academic Achievement of secondary school students of Joint families & Nuclear families. Accordingly, the null hypotheses were tested on the stated research questions. 300 students as a sample of the study were selected through the purposive sampling method. Standardized tools were used for collecting the data for this research and various statistical application were applied to find out the effect of dependent, and intervening variables on independent variables. The results of the study reveal that the Mean academic achievement of the students is above 80%. But the Mean family value trait score and the Mean adjustment abilities score of the students were close to 70% and 63% respectively. Again the research found that the students belonging to both JFs and NFs are quite equal in their adjustment abilities score, but, the students of NFs had better family value traits compared to the students of JFs. The study revealed that there was a significant effect of family value patterns and adjustment abilities on the academic achievement of the students for both JFs and NFs since the p-value <0.05. It was also found that a correlation existed between family value patterns, adjustment capacities, and the academic accomplishment of students belonging to JFs and NFs. There was a negative correlation between adjustment abilities and the family value patterns of secondary school students belonging to JFs and NFs. The study concluded with many valuable recommendations for future researchers.
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