Relationship between Social Skills and Academic Achievement of Elementary Students in Low Income Urban Areas of Islamabad
Keywords:students, social skills, academic achievement, elementary level student
Social skills have a fundamental role in the academic achievement. Keeping this in view, investigation has been planned out to examine the relationship between social skills and academic achievement of elementary students in low-income urban areas of Islamabad. A descriptive reserch design of correlational type was used in the study. All the students of 6th to 8th grade studying at elementary level in government school live in low-income urban areas of Islamabad constituted the population of the study. Four hundred students were conveniently selected as a sample in the study. Questionnaire was used to measure the social skills of students. To determine academic achievement of elementary level students’ previous results were taken. Five research hypotheses were formulated and tested using Pearson product-moment correlation and multiple linear regression statistics at 0.05 level of significance. The finding revealed that there was no significant relationship between social skills and academic achievement. It was recommended that educational planners, counselors, elementary school teachers and administrators should train student’s positive socials kills and monitor or co-ordinate the activities of the student an ideal environment should be created for better academic achievement.