Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kausar
Year: (2009 – 2011)
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research was conducted to investigate study habits, level of intelligence and academic performance of science and arts students of Punjab University. It was hypothesized that science students are likely to have healthier study habits and a higher level of intelligence as compared to Arts students. Between-groups research design was used to conduct the research. A total number of 64 (science, n = 32, arts, n = 32) students were in the sample. Students were drawn from University of Punjab Lahore. Study habit inventory (Mukhopandaya & Sansawal, 1971) was used to measure study habits of the students. A standard progressive matrix (Raven 1971) was used to measure intelligence. Academic performance of the students was measured by the marks in previous exam. Descriptive analysis was used to describe demographic characteristics of the sample. Results showed significant differences in level of intelligence of science and arts students. Results demonstrated science students had higher level of intelligence as compare to arts students. Independent sample t-test was used to see the gender differences and to see the differences in hostellite and day scholar students, and to see the differences between annual and semester system students. There were no significant gender differences on study habits and level of intelligence. Results showed no significant difference between annual and semester system students, hostellite and day scholar students on study habits and level of intelligence. Results of present research can be implemented in educational settings.
Keywords: study habits, academic performance, intelligence, gender differences, arts student.
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