Social Butterflies and Academic Achievement

Anjum Ahmed, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Samra Siddiqui, Aligarh Muslim University, India

Citation: Ahmed, A., & Siddiqui, S. (2023). Social Butterflies and Academic Achievement. IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences, 9(1).


The main aim of this research is to explore the influence of the pro-social behaviour of senior secondary class students on their academic achievement, considering factors like gender and subject stream. Students’ academic achievement depends upon variables such as home and school environment, friend circle, mentors, social approval, and appreciation, and so forth. The pro-social behaviour of the students towards their classmates, teachers, parents, and other social personnel is one such crucial factor. The result revealed that the sample displayed an “average” level of pro-social behaviour. The study found no significant difference in the mean scores of female and male senior secondary students. Compared to females, the number of male senior secondary students was more in the “High” pro-social behaviour level. Moreover, it was also observed that non-science senior secondary students were the only students who fell under the “High” pro-social behaviour level. This study further substantiates that there exists a significant positive correlation between pro-social behaviour and academic achievement. The implications for educators, policymakers, and parents in fostering positive pro-social behaviour in their children and fostering social support among senior secondary school students were also outlined.


academic achievement, adolescents, pro-social behaviour, senior secondary student, socialization