Effects of Electric Load Shedding on Academic Performance of Students in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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This study was carried out in District Buner, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province of Pakistan to find out the effects of electric load-shedding on the academic performance of students. District Buner was purposively selected for the study because people in this area have been observing long hours of electric load-shedding in recent years. A total of 120 respondents were selected randomly from 10 different institutions through proportional allocation sampling technique. A well designed and a pretested questionnaire was prepared for collection of data. In order to find the effects of electric load-shedding on academic performance of students in the study area, multiple linear regression model was used. The students’ scores in annual examinations of the years 2016 and 2017 are taken as dependent variables and number of hours of electric load-shedding during the 10 weeks before preparation for annual exam, among others, such as parents’ income, parents’ education and household size are the independent variables. The results show that long hours of electric load-shedding has an adverse effect on the academic performance of students. Keeping in view the results of the study, the study recommends the provincial government of KP to take appropriate actions to eradicate this problem.
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