N, Aima. (1999). A Study of School Climate and its relationship with Creativity, Personality and Academic Achievement of Adolescents. Unpublished. Ph.D., Education. Panjab University, Chandigarh.
The objectives of the study were: (1) To identify schools having rich and poor school climate and to identify adolescents studying in rich and poor school climate. (2) To find out the relationship between richness of school climate with the creativity, personality and academic achievement of adolescents. (3) To see and compare the creativity level, personality characteristics and academic achievement of adolescents studying in rich and poor school climate.
The sample comprised 504 students of Class XI from Government – aided Senior Secondary Schools of Jammu. The sample was selected using Stratified Random Sampling Technique.
Indian Adaptation of School Climate Description Questionnaire by Sharma, Verbal Test of Creative Thinking by B. Mehdi, Indian Adaptation of 16 PF Questionnaire by Kapoor & Tripathi, Percentage of Marks of Class X as Academic Achievement were used for data collection.
The research was Descriptive Survey in nature. The data were analyzed with the help of Mean, SD and t-test.
The findings of the study are: (1) Creativity is found to be significantly and positively correlated with all eight measures of school climate and total climate score. (2) Factor A, B, C, G, Q1, Q3 were found to be significantly and positively correlated with three or more measures of school climate as well as total school climate. (3) Only Q4 personality factor was found to be significantly and negatively correlated with two measures of school climate description questionnaire. (4) Remaining nine personality factors were not significantly correlated with all the measures of school climate and total school climate score. (5) Academic achievement was significantly positively correlated with all the eight measures of school climate. (6) Mean score of creativity of adolescents studying in rich school climate is significantly higher as compared to the mean scores of creativity of adolescents studying in poor school climate. (7) Adolescents do not differ on the 16 personality factors whether they are studying in rich or poor school climate. (8) Mean score of achievement of adolescents studying in rich school climate is significantly higher as compared to the mean score of achievement of adolescents studying in poor school climate.
Keyword(s): School Climate, Creativity, Personality, Academic Achievement, Adolescents