Pakistani Underachievers: Behavioural Characteristics and Effects of an Intervention Programme
23 May, 1986
18 May, 1987
30 Jun, 1987
The report presents the results of a study which was conducted during summer vacations on a small group of children (N = 17) who were picked up by teachers as underachievers on the basis of the children's academic performance during the preceding nine months. An interactional programme was chalked out. The activities selected consisted of perceptual thinking and body movement exercises. Most of these activities involved commercially available toys, though some of the equipment was prepared locally. Ten behavioural characteristics of these underachievers were identified and monitored. The results of the intervention exercise showed that most of the children improved in behavioural characteristics like self-control and goal-directedness.
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