A Study to Understand Factors Contributing Towards Weak Students’ Academic Performances in a Private University in Malaysia

8 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2015

Date Written: January 15, 2015

Abstract

The objective of this study is to understand factors contributing towards weak students’ academic performances in a private university in Malaysia. Data was collected from 238 students using self-administered research questionnaires and 102 cases with CGPA below 3.0 were selected to test the research hypotheses using regression analysis. The LOGIT regression model provides evidence that Learning & Teaching Methods play a significant role in determining students’ academic outcomes is an important factor in determining the academic performance of students. This study is expected to give insight reference to lecturers, scholars, school heads, school-administrators, education institutions and researchers. It will be effective in addressing the problems of underachieving students in to order to enhance weak students’ academic performance. Public sector educational institutions are not the focus of this study.

Keywords: WEAK STUDENTS, ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING, FAMILY ENVIRONMENT, PEER SUPPORT, TEACHING AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Suggested Citation

Bavani, Shanthi and Sanjivee, Puvanesvaran, A Study to Understand Factors Contributing Towards Weak Students’ Academic Performances in a Private University in Malaysia (January 15, 2015). XIV International Business and Economy Conference (IBEC) Bangkok, Thailand, January 5-8, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2550076 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2550076

Shanthi Bavani (Contact Author)

Taylor University ( email )

Malaysia

Puvanesvaran Sanjivee

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

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