The Effect of Peer and Parent Pressure on the Academic Achievement of University Students

Language in India 06/2011; 11.


The study aims at exploring the effect of peer and parent pressure on the academic achievement of university students. The male and female university students of Masters class were the population of the study. 156 students were selected by using cluster sampling technique from three departments of university (Business Administration, Computer Science and Economics) as a sample for the study. An opinionnaire was used to elicit the opinions of the students regarding peer and parent pressure. The findings of the study were the parent pressure effect positively and peer pressure effects negatively the academic achievement of students and especially female university students. No effect of peer and parent pressure was found on the achievement male students. The parent’s pressure has positive effect on the academic achievement of Business Administration students.

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