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Factors influencing poor academic performance among urban university students in Bangladesh

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Poor academic performance is challenging for students, parents, and teachers. This cross-sectional study aimed to determine the factors associated with the poor academic performance of 661 undergraduate students who scored CGPA≤2.5 from a selected private university of Dhaka City, Bangladesh, using a simple random sampling technique. Data were collected using a pretested and self-administered questionnaire. Of the study participants, male preponderance (88.4%) was found, and 77.9% of them selected the study programs by themselves. Poor academic performance was found significantly correlated with irregular class attendance (p=0.003), father’s low education level (p<0.003), partial family cooperation (p=0.020), use of social media (p=0.006), and excessive time spent for gossiping (p=0.030). There is a need for implementing an appropriate counseling strategy to follow up the academic performance of the poor performing students.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Shahjahan, M., Rumana Ahmed, K., Al Hadrami, A., Islam, M. R., Hossain, S., & Khan, M. S. (2021). Factors influencing poor academic performance among urban university students in Bangladesh. International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 10(4), 1140-1148. doi:10.11591/IJERE.V10I4.21158

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85123423526

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1140

End Page


  • 1148

Volume


  • 10

Issue


  • 4

Abstract


  • Poor academic performance is challenging for students, parents, and teachers. This cross-sectional study aimed to determine the factors associated with the poor academic performance of 661 undergraduate students who scored CGPA≤2.5 from a selected private university of Dhaka City, Bangladesh, using a simple random sampling technique. Data were collected using a pretested and self-administered questionnaire. Of the study participants, male preponderance (88.4%) was found, and 77.9% of them selected the study programs by themselves. Poor academic performance was found significantly correlated with irregular class attendance (p=0.003), father’s low education level (p<0.003), partial family cooperation (p=0.020), use of social media (p=0.006), and excessive time spent for gossiping (p=0.030). There is a need for implementing an appropriate counseling strategy to follow up the academic performance of the poor performing students.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Shahjahan, M., Rumana Ahmed, K., Al Hadrami, A., Islam, M. R., Hossain, S., & Khan, M. S. (2021). Factors influencing poor academic performance among urban university students in Bangladesh. International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 10(4), 1140-1148. doi:10.11591/IJERE.V10I4.21158

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85123423526

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1140

End Page


  • 1148

Volume


  • 10

Issue


  • 4