Psychological Counseling needs and Academic achievement of students at the Secondary level
Psychological counselling that helps to attend to the social emotional needs of the school students which goes a long way in removing obstacles of learning. It is thus, an integral part of education. The present study has investigated the level of psychological counselling needs and academic achievement of students. Survey method was used to carry out the investigation for a sample of students at the secondary level. The study examined the relationship between psychological counselling needs of students and their academic achievement. The sample consisted of 300 secondary school students. Psychological Counselling Needs Scale (Chouhan and Arora, 2009) was used to assess the psychological counselling needs of students and the academic achievement marks scored by students in their half yearly examination were taken. The results of the analyses showed that school psychological counselling needs has significant influence on academic achievement. A significant difference was found between psychological counselling needs and academic achievement of secondary students studying in government, government-aided and private schools. Findings also revealed a significant positive correlation between psychological counselling needs and academic achievement.Keywords: Psychological Counselling Needs, Academic Achievement
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