A STUDY OF EFFECTS OF HOME ENVIRONMENT

Education plays a very important role in natural and harmonious development of man’s innate powers and contributes towards the complete development of the individual. The performance of the child during his journey to attain education is impacted by various factors including home environment etc. Home Environment influences the child’s ability to attain the education. Home Environment is therefore considered as a key variable which has been responsible for success or failure of child development as well as attainment of the education. The present study was conducted to analyse the effects of home environment on the performance of students in mathematics in secondary schools. The sample of 500 students of senior secondary schools of Noida and Greater Noida were randomly selected. A scale “Home Environment Inventory” (HEI) developed by Mishra was used to measure the Psycho-Social climate of home as perceived by children. The findings revealed that there was a significant difference among various dimensions of home-environment. Data analysis for the mean scores suggested that the students who perceive their psycho – social climate to be very high or high feel that their home – environment is rewarding, protective, permissive, controlling, punishing and has a provision for conformity. As per data analyses, the students who perceive their home – environment to be very high score exceptionally well in mathematics. Stepwise regression suggested that out of 10 factors of home environment only four are main predictors of performance. These four factors are Control, Permissiveness, Punishing and Nurturance. Students who have psycho-social home environment like controlling, punishing, nurturance and permissiveness are better to perform well in studies. Keywords: education, home environment, performance, mathematics

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