Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 4

Role of Discipline in the Academic Performance of the Students of Peljorling Higher Secondary School: Gender Based Study

Cheku Dorji1* and Chimi Dema2

1Principal, Peljorling Higher Secondary School, Bhutan

2Teacher, Peljorling Higher Secondary School, Bhutan

*Corresponding Author: Cheku Dorji, Principal, Peljorling Higher Secondary School, Bhutan.

Received: February 24, 2023; Published: March 08, 2023


Disciplines and academic performance are the core of today’s education. Some scholars have found a relationship between poor performances of students in academic to indiscipline among students. Schools in Bhutan implement zero tolerance to indiscipline since the discipline of students are found to have a significant role in academic performance of students. This study was carried out to establish the relationships between school’s discipline and students’ academic performance. The study employed structured surveys, semi-structured interviews, and document analysis. For the analysis of the data, descriptive and thematic analyses were used. The findings of the study clearly showed that the situation of discipline at Peljorling Higher Secondary School is moderate. Significantly, effective school discipline was found to be encouraged in controlling students’ behavior, affecting students’ academic performance. Further, disciplinary issues were seen more in male students than the female students and accordingly, academic performance of female students with and without disciplinary issues was found to be better than the male students.

 Keywords: Discipline Policy; Zero-Tolerance, Academic; Performance


  1. Tomaik J. “The Meaning Behind the Word “Discipline”. Diary of a Word Nerd: Enriching your mind with tips on words, books, reading and more! (2014).
  2. Nangraj Q. “Definition and Purpose of School Discipline” (2021).
  3. Policy and Planning Division. “Guidelines for School Discipline Policy”. 30th Education Policy Guidelines and Instructions: EPGI 2012. Ministry of Education (2012): 16-19.
  4. Ehiane S. “Discipline and Academic Performance (A study of Selected Secondary School in Lagos, Nigeria)”. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development1 (2014): 181-194.
  5. Martirano Mj., et al. “The Association Between School Discipline and Academic Performance: A case for positive”. Discipline Approaches West Virginia Department of Education (2014).
  6. Mussa L. “The role of School Discipline on students’ academic performance in Dar Es-salaam region, Tanzania”. University of Tanzania (2015).
  7. Simba NO., et al. “Impact of Discipline on Academic Performance of Pupils in Public Primary Schools in Muhoroni Sub-County, Kenya”. Journal of Education and Practice6 (2016).164-173.
  8. Cohen L., et al. “Research Methods in Education (6th)”. Routledge (2007): 100-109.
  9. Creswell JW. “Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches (3rd ed.)”. SAGE Publication (2009): 211.
  10. Rahman M. “Advantages and disadvantages of questionnaires”. Howandwhat (2017).
  11. MBA Skool Team. “Structure Questionnaire Method-meaning, importance and Types”. MBS Skool (2022).
  12. Doyle A. “What Is a Semi-Structured Interview?” (2019).
  13. DeFranzo, SE. “Advantages and disadvantages of face-to-face datat collection”. Snap Surveys (2022).
  14. “Document Analysis Method of Data Collection”. Kenpro (2012).
  15. “A Guide to Action Research: Enhancing Professional Practice of Teachers in Bhutan”. Royal Education Council (2018): 15-17.


Citation: Cheku Dorji and Chimi Dema. “Role of Discipline in the Academic Performance of the Students of Peljorling Higher Secondary School: Gender Based Study". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 6.4 (2023): 04-15.


Copyright: © 2022 Cheku Dorji and Chimi Dema. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Acceptance rate30%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days

Indexed In

News and Events

  • Certification for Review
    Acta Scientific certifies the Editors/reviewers for their review done towards the assigned articles of the respective journals.
  • Submission Timeline for Upcoming Issue
    The last date for submission of articles for regular Issues is July 10, 2024.
  • Publication Certificate
    Authors will be issued a "Publication Certificate" as a mark of appreciation for publishing their work.
  • Best Article of the Issue
    The Editors will elect one Best Article after each issue release. The authors of this article will be provided with a certificate of "Best Article of the Issue"
  • Welcoming Article Submission
    Acta Scientific delightfully welcomes active researchers for submission of articles towards the upcoming issue of respective journals.

Contact US