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Title: Attributions of Students to Their Academic Outcome In Addis Ababa University
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: , Dr. Ayele Meshesha,
Tamirie, Andualem
Keywords: major causes
Issue Date: Jun-1995
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate attributions of students to their academic outcome. As soon as students received their semester—grade-reports, an open—ended questionnaire was distributed and about 20 causal attributions were gathered. These causes were rated in a five — point scale by 298 students and then factor—analyzed. The result is that difficulty level of examinations and courses, effort, ability, language problem, interest and mood have contributed high to the common variance, which is nearly 45% of the total variance. On the other hand, teacher's teaching method, effort, interest, ability, self—confidence, and the role of God are believed by students in general to be major causes of academic outcome. Students tend to attribute their success more to internal than external, and stable than unstable causes, and their failure more to external than internal, unstable than stable ones. The causal attributions are shown by MANOVA to be related to sex, year, and faculty. Females, more than males, attribute their success to external factors, and their failure to unstable factors. Comparison of years; and faculties’ attribution using Scheflé test has, however, showed no clear difference from year to year and faculty to faculty.
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