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Title: Effects of student, institution and socioeconomic Factors on female students' academic success in arbaminch university
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Tilahun Fanta (Ato)
Tamirat, Yigezu
Keywords: socioeconomic Factors on female students
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The major purpose of the study was identification of combined und relative effect of student, institution and socioeconomic Factors on female students' academic success in AMU. Relational study design was employed to achieve the ob/ectives ofthe study. Purposive, stratifiea' and simple random sampling techniques were employed to .select samples or the south». 18()_female students and 36 academic staf members were participated in the study. The independent sample t-test results indicated that there was statistically .significant difference between low and high achieving female students at the 0. 05 level (2-tailed) for all the threefactors and/orfor the variables involved in the study. The multiple regression analyses indicated that «from the three factors, the effect of student related factors was the most significant one which explained 67% of the variance proportion on the academic success ofifemale students and followed by institution related Áfactors (46.8%) and socioeconomicfactors (3 7,3%). The step-wise regression analyses indicated that fi^om student related factors, study skills had the most .significant eflect on female .students academic success with 60.-1% of the explanation power of the variance proportion on female students academic success, followed by academic achievement motivation (5.2%) and finally by academic self~concept (1 .5 %). F ram institution related variables, instructors ` attitude toward female students and instructors' classroom behavior (-'/55%) took the largest share in explaining the variance proportion on female students' academic success and followed by facilities and services (1 3%). Andfina/ly, from socioeconomicfactors. parents income was be able to explain 345% of the variance proportion on female students' academic success and parents' educational status was explained (2.8%) ofthe variance proportion on female students' academic success in AMU. F rain the two parents or guardians, mothers' educational and income status had the more significant eflect on female students' academic success in AMU. Further analyses at variable level revealed that from the seven variables involved in the study, study skills had the most significant effect on female students' academic success in AMU andfiillowed by instructors` related factors, academic achievement motivation, academic selficoncept, parents' income. parents' educational .status and finally byfacilities and services in AMU as depicted in their descending order ofeffect on female students' academic success in AMU. The cross tabular analyses .showed that inadequacies of facilities and services; negative at/itude of instructors and their poor classroom approaches; inappropriate study strategies employed by female students. poor academic selflconcept and low academic achievement motivation from the side of female students had substantial eflect onfemale students' academic success in AMU. Provision of tutorial classes, provision of training, improvement on the grading .s_vste/n ofthe university, improvetncntfrom the side of instructors and female students were some of suggested proposals to tackle the low academic .success problem of _female students in A MU. F finally, based on the results o/'the study, provision effective, efficient and practical training, provision of tutorial programs, introduction of the pluses and minuses in the grading system. and celebration of “Girl 's Day” were some of recommended points to overcome the academic success problem of_ female students in AMU xii
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