- Study habits play a critical role in a student’s
life. Success or failure of a student depends on his/her
own study habits. The effective and efficient way of
learning depends on the study habits of the students.
Study habits are important, as they influence the
educational performance of the students. Good study
habits are a prerequisite for good academic performance
(Rabia, Mubarak, Tallat, & Nasir, 2017).
The present study aims to look at the gender
differences in the study habits of college students. The
Study Habits Inventory, a tool developed by
M.N.Pulsane and Anuradha Sharma was used for the
purpose of this research. The inventory consists of 45
questions which were used to measure the study habits of
students. Poor habits of study are one of the main causes
of educational backwardness. This research was
conducted to get a better understanding of the habits of
study of college students. It will help the students
provide basis for awareness and know how their current
study habits affects their performance in examinations.
It has been proven that gender is an important variable
while researching on student’s learning. The research
was conducted among 80 males and 80 females. The
results showed that there exists a significant difference
between the study habits of males and females and
further also revealed that females tend to have better
study habits as compared to males.