LIBRARY FECILITIES AND THE ACADAMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF SECONDARY STUDENTS

 

JagannathK. Dange

Praveen. R

 

INTRODUCTION

Education is often regarded as synonymous with learning, as the acquired experience of any sort like intellectual, emotional or sensory motor. It is a product of experience. It is the process by which knowledge, skills and attitudes are transmitted to members of the community.Education proceeds from birth to death and the school is not the only agency that imparts education. Though the school exerts greater influence in educating the child, other social agencies like home, press, radio, library, cinema, television, etc. supplement its work. Library is a storehouse of resources and it provides many more opportunities to the learners to acquire the knowledge, which facilitates to achieve academic performance of students up to a great extent. This study attempts to find out the effect of library facilities on academic achievement of 9th standard students.

 

OBJECTIVES

1. To find out the correlation between library facility and academic achievement of†††††† secondary students;

2. To study the library facilities of aided secondary schools in relation to studentsí academic achievement;

3. To study the library facilities of un-aided secondary schools in relation to studentsí academic achievement;

4. To study the library facilities of government secondary schools in relation to studentsí academic achievement;

5. To find out the academic achievement of boys and girls in relation to proper utilization of library.

 

HYPOTHESES

1. There is no significant difference between the academic achievement of 9th standard students of aided and un-aided schools;

2. There is no significant difference between the library facilities of 9th standard students of aided and un-aided schools;

3. There is no significant difference between the academic achievement of 9th standard students of aided and government schools;

4. There is no significant difference between the library facilities of 9th standard students of aided and government schools;

5. There is no significant difference between the academic achievement of 9th standard students of un-aided and government schools;

6. There is no significant difference between the library facilities of 9th standard students of un-aided and government schools;

7. There is no significant difference between the academic achievement of boys and girls9th standard students;

8. There is no significant difference between the use of library facilities by boys and girls students of 9th standard;

9. There is no correlation between academic achievement and library facilities of 9th standard students.

 

METHOD

The school survey method and stratified sampling technique was used. Aided, un-aided and government - two schools each, were selected for the sample from Koppal district. It consisted of 150 students of 9th standard and maintained equal sex ratio (75 male, 75 female).

 

Tools

A questionnaire consisting of 32 items was constructed. Anacademic achievement test was prepared for the purpose.

 

ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION

The statistical techniques like mean, SD, Ďtí test were used to find out the difference betweenlibrary facilities in aided, un-aided and government schools and academic achievement of students. The Pearsonís-r was used to find out the relation between library facilities and academic achievement of students.

 

FINDINGS

Academic achievement of students of aided schools was more than un-aided school students. Aided schools had better library facilities than un-aided schools. There was no significant difference between the academic achievement of students of aided and government schools. Government schools had better library facilities than aided schools. Academic achievement of government school students was more than the un-aided school students. Government schools had more library facilities than un- aided schools. Academic achievement of girls was better than the boys. There was no significant difference between the use of library facilities by boys and girls of different schools. The library facilitieshad direct effect on academic achievement of students of different schools.

 

CONCLUSION

The study found a positive and significant correlation between the academic achievements of secondary students with their use of library facilities at schools. Hence, there should be stress on development of good study habits by the students.There is the necessity todevelop and maintain a good library and provide more opportunities for the students to visit and spend more time in library.