Factors Affecting Academic Performance

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Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology. Volume 3. Number 1. January 2006.

FACTORS AFFECTING STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE
A Case Of Private Colleges

Syed Tahir Hijazi1 and S.M.M. Raza Naqvi2

Abstract:
Many empirical studies are carried out to explore factors affecting college students’ performance. The focus of this research is that student performance in intermediate examination is associated with students’ profile consisted of his attitude towards attendance in classes, time allocation for studies, parents’ level of income, mother’s age and mother’s education. The research is based on student profile developed on the bases of information and data collected through survey from students of a group of private colleges. Public sector educational
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(As implied by Zajonc’s analysis of older siblings (1976) it shows that students’ performance improves if they are with the students of their own kind. There are often different results by gender, as in Hoxby’s K-12 results (2000); Sacerdote (2001) finds that grades are higher when students have unusually academically strong room mates. The results of Zimmerman (1999, 2001) were somewhat contradictory to Goethe results but again it proved that students performance depends on number of different factors, it says that weak peers might reduce the grades of middling or strong students. (Alexander, Gur et al. 1974; Fraser, Beamn et al. 1977) explained that some of the practices adopted by college administration in higher education like residential colleges or organized study groups also help to increases performance. Keeping in view all of the variables discussed by different researchers we have chosen only those variables that are recognizable in Pakistani setting. The Objective of this Study During the past several years a number of valuable studies have been added to existing body of knowledge developing various models to asses the student performance how ever most of the studies relied on the advanced developed societies as their setting. No doubt there are slight variations in terms of their database methodological approach and sample selection. Unfortunately it was not possible to use a setting which involves a number of less developed nations for want of…