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ERIC Number: ED406326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Perceived Causes of Academic Failure among the Students at the Faculty of Education at Buca.
Aysan, Ferda; And Others
This study, conducted at the Buca Faculty of Education, Dokuz Eylul University (Turkey), sought to identify factors associated with academic failure of college students. Data were collected through a survey questionnaire titled "Perceived Causes of Academic Failure Inventory" that identified 10 subgroups of factors: teachers' behavior; teaching methods; lack of commitment to study; problems with learning environment; problems with subject content and examinations; psychological problems of student; unsatisfactory relationship with family; future concerns related to chosen field of study; and problems of time management. Data were used to develop a predictive model that would allow researchers and teachers to explore students' perception of factors that affected learning or nonlearning. A total of 1196 volunteer students, in 3 random samples, participated in the study. Findings indicated that "failure" and "success" student groups differed significantly in their perceptions of causes of academic failure. The failure group perceived the following factors as most significant: teacher behavior, teaching methods, subject content and examinations, lack of commitment to study, and psychological problems. Students from different academic departments also tended to differ in how they rated factors. Six tables summarize the statistical data. A list of the 83 factors and factor loadings used in the study is provided in the appendix. (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Turkey