Effect of Relationship to Academic Performance

Topics: Romance, Interpersonal relationship, Intimate relationship Pages: 4 (1106 words) Published: September 15, 2013
EFFECTS OF ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP ON SELF ESTEEM, IDENTITY AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE MUHAMMAD -. LUQMAN
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
BAHAUDDIN ZAKRIYA UNIVERSITY MULTAN
Sponsored by: HUMA WASEEM (waseem.huma@yahoo.com)
ABSTRACT
The present study aims at studying romantic relationship and its effects on academic performance, identity and self esteem. Parent and peer influences on academic achievement are well documented, but little research has examined links to romantic involvement during the adolescent period. This study was conducted to discover whether or not there is an association between academic performance and involvement in romantic relationship adolescence and its effects on identity development and self esteem. The variables looked at were dating status (single or involved), level of involvement in the relationship, and grade point average, identity status, self esteem. Variables were calculated on a survey measuring relationship and school satisfaction, self esteem, identity status. 101 students attending B.Z University and 100 students studying in 10th grade Educator high School Sahiwal were surveyed. Approximately fifty-one percent of those surveyed were involved in a relationship. The relationship assumed between grade point average and dating status was not supported by the data. INTRODUCTION

On a daily basis, college students are faced with a conflict of interest: to study or not to study. Often times these decisions are affected by outside factors that are beyond the control of the student (i.e. work, athletics, involvement in organizations). One other factor that is believed to be a major influence is the existence of a significant other. While involved in a relationship during college, one might be forced to choose either studying for school or spending time with the significant other, leaving the student with increased amounts of stress. Level of commitment to the relationship must also be taken into consideration. A student who is involved...
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