RELATIONSHIP OF LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT; A CASE STUDY OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS

Dr. Tasleem Arif, Dr Waqar Akbar, Muhammad Zahid Mehmood, Adil Ali Khan

Abstract


Purpose: This study explored the relationship between learning ambiance and academic attainment of health and physical education students at secondary school level. Methods: A survey of 800 (males=400; females=400) randomly selected from 40 secondary schools was conducted to collect the required information. However, after elimination of some spoilt questionnaires; the researchers finally used 768 valid questionnaires for data analysis. Results: The analyzed information stated that the current student teaching and learning facilities in the chosen region were discovered not up to the mark, so these facilities have an adverse effect on learners, academics. Therefore, a major portion from both the groups of gender fell in the category of low achievement. Conclusion: The findings of the study also revealed   girls reporting lesser academic achievement might be due to societal norms and domestic pressure. Recommendations: The findings of the study may help the teachers to work in collaboration with their respective head of the institution to establish an arsenal of strategies that could inoculate students against low and average academic achievements by providing a conducive to learning environment

Keywords


Learning environment, academic achievement, health and physical education, secondary schools’ students.

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