Author: Ezza Rubab
Supervisor: Ms. Shahnila Tariq
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The purpose of the study was to develop a school perception experience scale for children. It began with the clear understanding of the concept of school perception. The content of the initial pool of items collected from the children wide-ranging and item wording, which was in Urdu, was carefully reviewed. The item pool was tested along with other variables that closely assessed school perception on a sample of 150 children (75 male, 75 females) falling in the age range of 6-10 years and in class 2, 3 and 4. Further analyses were run to compare the differences and test the formulated hypothesis, on the basis of demographic characteristics. The results showed that boys perceive school as more threatening than girls and junior class students consider school as more threatening than senior class students. Implications were suggested that this scale should be administered on the students as a tool to measure their anxiety, in order to reduce absenteeism.
Keywords: school perception, absenteeism, gender differences,
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