Factors Affecting Academic Performance of University Students: A Study Among the Students of MBSTU

Roksana Akhter, Md. Saydur Rahaman


The students’ academic performance (CGPA) plays an important role in producing the best quality graduates as well as the country’s economic and social development. So, for the sustainable economic and social development of a country, it is essential to produce the best quality graduates who will lead the country in near future. Normally, the quality of a student is represented by academic performance which is determined by Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Basically, the study is conducted with the objective of investigating the factors affecting academic performance at undergraduate level in Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University. This paper aims to identify the most important and significant factors. There are many factors that contribute to determine whether the CGPA is excellent, moderate or low. Simple Random Sampling has been used to collect data. A sample of 250 undergraduate students’ information was taken. Among the respondents in that sample size, male students are 130 and female 120. Findings shows that family responsibility, average study hour per day before exam or during preparatory leave (PL) have positive impact and positive association with CGPA. On the contrary, spending more time on tuition or part time job have a negative impact on CGPA. Dissatisfaction on studying subject, current education system and job market have significant impact on CGPA which is negative. Job related preparation alongside academic study has a negative impact on CGPA. One thing we have noticed that students who are not satisfied with their studying subject and dissatisfied about the current education system and job market in Bangladesh; their CGPA is lower than those who are satisfied.

Keywords: Academic Performance, CGPA, Correlation, Part time job, Regression model, Study hour, internet using

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/11-20-03

Publication date:October 31st 2020

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