Social Skills of Students at Higher Education Level: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Azad Jammu and Kashmir


  • Rimsha Tahir University of Kotli Azad Jammu and Kashmir
  • Maryam Javed Department of Education, University of Kotli, AJ&K



Social Skills, Sharing, Cooperating, Listening, Higher Education Level


This study was conducted to find out the social skills of students at higher education level in AJ&K. The current research utilized descriptive method and employed a survey to collect the data. The population of the study consisted of all the students of University of Kotli, AJ&K. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample from the population. A self-developed questionnaire based on five-point Likert scale used as the research tool. The researcher personally visited the University of Kotli and collected the data. The researcher applied frequency, percentage and mean for data analysis. The results found that teachers perceive group discussions as an excellent technique for enriching student learning, providing equal opportunities for participation. Furthermore, teachers guide students for small group discussions that help students to improve their communication skills. It is recommended that teachers may utilize formative assessments, portfolios, presentations, and project-based evaluations to assess students' understanding, serious thinking, and problem-solving abilities.


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How to Cite

Tahir, R., & Javed, M. . (2023). Social Skills of Students at Higher Education Level: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. International Journal of Emerging Trends in Education, 1(3), 42–54.