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Title: FACTORS DETERMINING THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN SECOND CYCLE INSTITUTIONS IN THE SISSALA EAST DISTRICT OF NORTHERN GHANA
Authors: Zantera, Dennis Kabuga
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: Students' academic performances in the country, especially in second cycle institutions over the years have not been the best. This study aimed at identifying the factors that determine students' academic performance in second cycle institutions in the Sissala East district; and assessing how significantly these factors determine the students' performance. The study was largely the research survey type. A sample size of 352 respondents from the district was covered for the study. Questionnaire, interview and personal observation instruments were used for gathering the data. Statistical Package for Social Scientists, specifically descriptive statistics (frequencies, and percentages), comparing of means, the fivepoint likert scale and regression analysis (linear regression) are the techniques adopted for the analysis. Availability of educational facilities, qualified teachers, teaching and learning materials; health status of students; level of discipline, teacher motivation, supervision, parental care; class sizes, socio-economic status of parents; time spent on teaching and environmental conditions were identified as the factors that determine students' performance. Five among these were further identified as the key factors that determine the students'. It was also found that all the factors, especially the key factors affect significantly and relate positively to students' academic performance. It is recommended that adequate classrooms, laboratories, workshops and textbooks among others be provided; discipline and congenial environment be maintained; and good health status and parental care of the students be ensured in order to achieve good student performance in the schools.
Description: MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2650
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Integrated Development Studies



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