A comparative study of selected background factors related to achievement of fifth- and sixth-grade students

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1963

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The purpose of this study was to discover if there were differences in selected background factors between mentally able children who achieved beyond expectancy and mentally able children who achieved below expectancy as measured by standardized achievement and mental maturity tests. The following background factors were investigated: (1) Socio-economic level, (2) Parental educational level, (5) Parental occupation and job stability, (4) Sibling status and birth order, (5) Parental vocational goal, (6) Talents and skills, (7) Private lessons, (8) Books and magazines, (9) Child's travel, (10) Child's home responsibilities, (11) Child's allowance, (12) Child's school needs, (15) Parental school activities, (14) School attendance, and (15) Special health and physical problems.

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Academic achievement, Education, Elementary

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