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Factors Contributing to the Students Academic Performance: A Case Study of Islamia University Sub-Campus

Shoukat Ali1, Zubair Haider2,, Fahad Munir1, Hamid Khan1, Awais Ahmed3

1Lecturer, Department of Commerce, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, RYK Campus, Pakistan

2Lecturer, Department of Educational Training, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

3Research Scholar, Department of Commerce, IUB, RYK Campus, Pakistan

American Journal of Educational Research. 2013, 1(8), 283-289. DOI: 10.12691/education-1-8-3
Published online: August 25, 2017


The present research study was design to investigate the factors affecting academic performance of graduate students of Islamia University of Bahawalpur Rahim Yar Khan Campus. The variables under consideration were the academic performance (student’s grades/marks) as a dependent variable and the gender, age, faculty of study, schooling, father/guardian social economic status, and residential area, medium of schooling; tuition trend, daily study hours and accommodation trend were independent variables. The data were collected from 100 students through separate structured questionnaire from different departments of Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan Campus using the simple random sampling technique. For analysis, linear regression model, correlation analysis, and descriptive analysis were used. The findings revealed that age, father/guardian social economic status and daily study hours significantly contribute the academic performance of graduate students. A linear model was also proposed that will be helpful to improve the academic performance of graduate students at University level.


academic performance, public sector, school education, medium of instruction
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