"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2021, Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part A
An empirical study of socio-economic impact on academic and sports achievement of Mangalore University students
Author(s): Iqbal and Dr. Nijalingappa H
Abstract: Performance in academics and sports by students is directly affected by the socio-economic status. Economic status of families is usually measured by the household items they possess. This study has divided the household items into three categories: Vital household items, Essential household items and Desirable household items using statistical technique. All most all the families possess vital household items but not owning essential household items which are brought as status symbol cannot have an impact on academic performance or interest in sports. It has been found that the academic performance or inculcating interest in sports by students is irrespective of their family’s social status. Various statistical techniques are used to study the impact of socio-economic status on the students’ performance in academics and sports.