Academic Environment and Students’ Learning: Causal Perspective of Secondary School Level in Dera Ghazi Khan
The study aims to find out students’ perception about various aspects of academic environment at school and to depict the impact of academic environment on students’ learning. This study also discovers whether these two variables exist at the same standard in public and private sectors or there is any variation in availability or relation? The study employed descriptive survey method. The population of the study was the secondary class students of all Public and Private Secondary Schools in Dera Ghazi Khan district. Two stage random technique was adopted to determine the sample size. At first stage 10 public sector and 10 private secondary school from Dera Ghazi Khan with equal ratio of male and female schools. At the second stage 25 students from each school were randomly selected. Total sample size for the study was consisted on 500 secondary school students. The researchers used the questionnaire and an achievement test in English as data collection instruments. The collected data was analysed by calculated mean score and Standard Deviation. t-test and co relational tests were applied to find out the relation between academic environment at school and students’ learning. The study concluded that there was a positive co-relation between academic environment and students’ learning. The study also recommended that secondary school management should focus in ensuring positive academic environment at school to enhance students’ learning output and overall growth and development.
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