Determinants of Academic Results of the Students of a Public University of Bangladesh
Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies
Academic results of students in most universities have become a concern of inquiry and have become a top priority among educators who have vowed to make a difference in producing quality graduates locally, regionally, nationally and globally. Researchers have long been interested in exploring variables and/or techniques which significantly contribute to the results of learners. The main purpose of the study was to analyze the academic results and to identify the determinants of the academic
... of the academic results of students of different Disciplines under Life Science School of a public university, Bangladesh. Twenty four selected characteristics were included as determinants of academic results of the students. Data were collected from 67 randomly selected students irrespective of gender, from five Disciplines under Life Science School of that public university. Data were gathered through personal interview using a pre-tested interview schedule during 25 January to 15 February, 2018. Most (86.5%) of the respondents had obtained very good (3.00-3.49) and good (3.50-3.74) CGPA in their academic results. Majority (64.2%) were female and above one-third (35.8%) were male with ratio of 1:1.18 (male: female). Most (80.6%) of them had medium (9.1-9.49) to higher (9.5-10) previous academic results. Most (92.5%) of the respondents were low to medium readers. Highest proportion (44.8%) of them were late night readers. Majority (62.7%) of the respondents were introvert in nature. Most of the respondents spent low (38.8%, ˂4 hours) to medium (43.3%, 4-6 hours) amount of time in academic learning. Among the various determinants of the study only gender, previous academic results (SSC and HSC), reading time and character type (introvert) of the respondents' contributed significantly on the academic results. Rest of the determinants did not have any influence on their academic results. The university authority should consider the contributing determinants positively to boost up the students' academic results.