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Study Habits of High School Pupils: As Shown by Close Observation of Contrasted Groups


by Percival Symonds - 1926

THIS paper presents the results of about thirty hours of close observation of the study and recitation conduct of ten boys in the third form (ninth grade) of the Horace Mann School for Boys. The boys who were observed were carefully selected in the following manner. The average mid-term mark of each boy in the third form was found and turned into S.D. units of the group. The Terman Group Test of Mental Ability was given to the third form and the scores turned into S.D. units of the group. The difference between the achievement S.D. units and the intelligence S.D. units was found for each boy, and this difference was used as a measure of his studiousness. It affords a rough measure of the degree to which a boy succeeds in school in relation to his mental ability (These differences will subsequently be referred to as S.D. differences.) The ten boys studied were those with the five highest S.D. differences and the five lowest S.D. differences in the third form, the intention being to get boys who studied well and boys who studied poorly. The averages for the two sets of five boys each are presented here:


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 27 Number 8, 1926, p. 713-713
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5944, Date Accessed: 8/10/2020 12:47:44 AM

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