A STUDY OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS PARTICIPATING AND NOT PARTICIPATING IN GAMES IN RELATION TO THEIR PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY
Academic development of the pupil is the primary concern and the most important goal of education. Problem solving ability plays an important role in the academic achievement of students. Problem solving is related to other terms such as thinking, reasoning, decision making, critical thinking, and creative thinking. The nature and procedure of problem solving varies from person to person. It varies with the difficulty of the problem and its relation to the ability of the learners. Problem solving is a mental process and is a part of the larger problem process that includes problem finding and problem shaping. A pilot study, using descriptive survey method was carried out on 1000 students of class 7th selected by random sampling method in order to know correlation between academic achievement and achievement motivation of students participating and not participating in games. General Classroom Achievement Test (GCAT) developed by A. K. Singh and Sen Gupta and Problem Solving Ability Test PSAT-D (2011)” developed and standardized by L.N. Dubey were used for the collection of data. The finding of the study shows that there significant correlation between academic achievement and achievement motivation of the students participating and not participating in games.
KEYWORDS: Academic Achievement, Problem Solving Ability