The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and edtech company LEAD recently conducted a survey and found that the confidence level among CBSE and ICSE school students is marginally higher than those studying under state boards.
The claim was made after the survey was conducted by taking 2,807 students in six metro cities and as many non-metro cities spread across the four major regions of the country.
"Thirty-six per cent of students have indicated top-bracket confidence levels (81-100)," the survey claimed, stating that the state board students have marginally less confidence as compared to those students studying in CBSE and ICSE schools.
"However, in Delhi, the confidence index is marginally higher for state board students," it further claimed.
The results were divided into four categories- Aspirant, Leader, All-rounder and Influencer.
"At an all-India level, one in every two respondent students is in the all-rounder segment, with a little over one-third of students finding space in the influencer segment. Interestingly, the trend is similar in metro and non-metro cities, although the size of the influencer segment in metros (44 pc) is significantly higher when compared to non-metro students (28 pc)," it said.
The survey took into account five factors that contribute to confidence-building in students conceptual understanding, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and exposure to opportunities.
"The study captures students' ratings on 20 statements that focus on activities done in schools. Activities were rotated and each statement was given equal weightage to eliminate order bias," the report said.
"Self-confidence in children has never been more important. It is the foundation of all success and achievement in life. It also impacts academic motivation and educational outcomes," it added.
When we compare it region-wise, west India has topped the confidence index with 81 per cent while the south (75), the east (74) and the north (70), the survey said.
In terms of the confidence index, Hyderabad has emerged as the top city with 87 per cent, followed by Delhi at 80, Mumbai and Kolkata at 78, Bengaluru at 75 and Chennai at 71 per cent, it added.
(With PTI Inputs)