School Climate and Academic Achievement of Government and Private Upper Primary School Going Children: A Comparative Study


  • Dr Sajad Ahmad Mir ICSSR-Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Education, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, Jammu &Kashmir, India


School Climate; Academic Achievement; Upper Primary Children


The present paper is aimed to investigate the influence of school climate on academic achievement of upper-primary children. 120 upper primary children were selected randomly from four primary schools in Kashmir valley. School Climate Scale developed by Bhat & Mir (2019) was used to measure the school climate. The academic score obtained in the pre-midterm examination constituted the academic achievement of upper primary school-going children. Statistical treatments such as mean, t-test, and correlation coefficient were employed. The findings revealed that perceived school climate has significantly influenced the academic achievement of upper primary children. Moreover, physical infrastructure and trustworthy relationship dimensions of school climate were found to be the most significant factors in determining the academic achievement of upper primary children. Government and privately managed upper primary schools were found as significant predictors of school climate and academic achievement.