Factors Affecting the Academic Success of Agricultural Students at University of Tehran, Iran

Y Hedjazi, M Omidi
2008 J. Agric. Sci. Technol   unpublished
Discovering the effective factors in agricultural students' academic success was the aim of this study. The statistical population consisted of all 194 junior agriculture students at the University of Tehran. The study is of a correlation type with the information being gathered through questionnaires as well as through a study of students' academic files. There was a positive significant correlation observed (P= 0.01) between academic success, on the one hand, and high school grade point
more » ... l grade point average (GPA), study hours, planning for study, motivation, and emotional atmosphere of educational environment, on the other hand. The level of confidence between academic success, on one hand, and the family's attitude towards studies and years of experience in teaching, on the other, being also significant (p= 0.05). Female students were found to be more successful than males. There was no significant difference observed between the academic success of students in residences and those who lived with their parents. Students with agronomy majors were shown to have a higher academic success as compared to students majoring in other eleven majors within the agricultural faculty. The results of regression analysis also demonstrated that 63.5 percent of the variations in the dependent variable academic success were expressed through high school grade point average (GPA), motivation, method of learning, father's level of education, and the emotional atmosphere of the educational environment.