Intelligence, Locus of Control and Self-Esteem correlates to Academic Achievement among High School Students

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University of Mizoram, Mizoram, India

Our intelligence, locus of control and self-esteem relationship to academic achievement is well established. The objective of this research is to examine a significant relationship among the dependent variables, and independent effect of academic achievement and gender, and interaction effect of ‘academic and gender’ on dependent variables among the samples. 200 high school students {100 high academic achiever (50 boys and 50 Girls) and 100 low academic achiever (50 boys and 50 Girls)}, age range between 10-13 years of age served as the sample. The results provided significant and positive correlations between self-esteem, internal locus of control and negative effect of the level of intelligence. The results also provided the significant independent effect of gender and academic achievement on self-esteem, internal locus of control and intelligence as well as significant interaction effect of independent variables (gender and academic achievement) on dependent variables (self-esteem, locus of control and intelligence) which indicated that the need of psychological diagnosis and appropriate intervention for academic success among the samples.

Keywords: intelligence, locus of control, internal, external, esteem, gender

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