Factors Affecting the Academic Performance of the Students

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Global Journal of Management and Business Research Volume 12 Issue 9 Version 1.0 June 2012 Type: Double Blind Peer Reviewed International Research Journal Publisher: Global Journals Inc. (USA) Online ISSN: 2249-4588 & Print ISSN: 0975-5853 Factors Affecting Students’ Academic Performance By Irfan Mushtaq & Shabana Nawaz Khan Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad, Pakistan Abstract - Many practical studies are carried out to investigate factors affecting college students’ performance. The focus of this research is that student performance in intermediate examination is linked with students’ outline consisted of his approach towards communication, learning facilities, proper guidance and family stress. The research is based on student…show more content…
Students of private colleges of Rawalpindi and Islamabad are taken as population and focuses on the result of the student performance and their achievements in the academic year. We measure the student academic performance through several ways like CGPA, GPA and their test result. Most of the researcher around the word used the GPA to measure the student performance (Galiher, 2006; Darling, 2005; Broh, 2000; Stephen & Schaban, 2002). They used GPA to measure student performance in particular semester. Some other researcher, they measure student performance through the result of particular subject or the previous year result (Hijazi & Naqvi, 2006; Hake, 1988; & tho.1994). II. Significance Previous studies focuses on different factors such class schedules, class size, English text books, homework, environment of the class, technology used in the class and exams systems, extracurricular activities, family and work activities, financial, and etc. The study may helpful for both college’s policy makers and parents of the students. It helps the college administration to design and implement the policies to improve the students’ performance and the quality of education by changing the attitude of students towards learning, facilitating students and improving the teaching procedures. Parents can use the outcomes of the study to solve the students’ problems especially financial problems and to look after them. It may also create awareness among students about
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