A cross-sectional survey in progress on factors affecting students' academic performance at a Turkish university


Akdeniz Language Studies Conference, Antalya, Turkey, 9 - 12 May 2012, vol.70, pp.691-695 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 70
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.01.110
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.691-695
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The present cross-sectional survey concerns the factors affecting students' academic performance at Middle East Technical University in Ankara in Turkey. According to their cumulative grade point average, the students have been categorized as high, average or low achievers. The main research question is: What are the differences between high- and low-achieving students' academic study skills, habits and perceptions as regards the factors affecting their academic performance? The researcher-designed questionnaire was empirically pretested. The quantitative data have been analyzed by Chi-square independence test, and a significant relationship was found between students' achievement and factors such as preparatory school attendance, high school graduated from, father's educational level, and class attendance. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of ALSC 2012