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EEO. 2021; 20(5): 2845-2849

Correlation between Pakistani Students’ Academic Achievement and their Attitude toward Technology

Dr Tariq Hussain.


The study described here, attempted to find whether academic achievement in technical courses correlates with students’ attitudes toward technology. the students enrolled in the technical colleges across Punjab, Pakistan made up the population of the study. 3338 students from this population were picked as the sample. These students were enrolled in either public or private institutes, studying one of three technical courses Mechanical, Civil, or Electrical. The researcher adapted the Pupils' Attitudes toward Technology (PATT) USA instrument to gather data regarding the respondents’ attitudes whereas, their scores in the annual examination conducted Punjab Board of Technical Education served as an indication of academic achievement. Pearson’s r was calculated to fulfill the objectives of the study.It was found that a significantly positive correlation does exist between the variables of the study. Moreover, students of both, public and private, institutes showed this correlation. The researcher recommended morestudiesin the future that focus on aspects such as stress, motivation, and aptitude, in relation to academic achievement. Additionally, a qualitative research, based on the findings of this study, may yield more concrete results.

Key words: Pupils’ attitude toward technology, academic achievement

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