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The objective of this study wasto examine the effect of chess training on academic performance of middle schoolchildren in rural India. The impact of chess on various academic courses was examined.The sample consisted of 100 students of sixth grade with an intervention group undergoingchess training and a control group. Statistical tests were carried out to examinewhether the performance of students has improved after chess intervention. The resultsof the paired samples t-test analysis showed significant improvement in academicperformances of students in English, social studies and science, after a year oftraining in chess skills. The study has important implications for education.

KEYWORDS

Chess Training, Cognitive Development, Academic Performance, School Children

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Joseph, E. , Veena Easvaradoss, V. and Solomon, N. 2016 Impact of Chess Training on Academic Performance of Rural Indian School Children. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 4, 20-24. doi: 10.4236-jss.2016.42004.





Autor: Ebenezer Joseph1, Veena Veena Easvaradoss2, N. Josiah Solomon3

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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