RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LIFE SKILLS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AMONG HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS
Keywords:Exploring, Life Skills, Academic Achievement, University, Student-athletes
Purpose: The present study was subjected to determine the relationship of life skills with academic achievements among health and physical education students at the university level of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Methods: The research sample consisted n=335 (265 (79.1%) males and 70 (20.9%) females from the discipline of health and physical education. In this regard, stratified random sampling was applied. A survey research design from s descriptive model was used. A self-made closed-ended questionnaire was properly developed and used for the collection of the required information. The collected data were evaluated using both descriptive and inferential statistical tests. Results: Results indicated that the overall level of academic achievement and the various life skills of participants are desirable. The findings also showed that life skills (decision-making skills, interpersonal communication skills, and identity development skills) have an important connection with academic achievement as well as having the required predictive capacity for determining the criterion variable of academic achievement. Conclusion: The results supported the hypotheses as the student from the university consider life skills development an important tool for the improvement of academic achievement of student.
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