Identification and Analysis of Factors that Affect Student’s learning among University Students

Samuel Embiza Tadesse Kibrom Gidey


The purpose of this study was assessing the factors that affect students learning in University graduate students. The main focus of this study was to see how some students perform well than the other in the academic achievement. To this end: four departments in the college of social science and humanities were selected for these department were the only one in the college which has graduate classes, in which 52 students questionnaire were collected, in addition to the instrument, focused group discussion was also made. All graduate class, who have been in the respected department were also involved in the study. Of the respective total population size of the study groups, 52 students as sample size were taken. Besides, some students were asked to give their idea using informal interview to strengthen the collected data. Prior to the data collection, a pilot study was made to see the reliability and face validity of the instrument. Thus, the reliability of the instrument was 0.7 in Cronbach alpha. After having the intended data, SPSS version 16 was employed to analysis the data. In here, factorial analysis, Pearson correlation, coefficient alphas, descriptive statistics, and percentage were employed on the data. The use of factor analysis has accomplished in identifying six distinct factors, so that using the highest load of the items the highest six components were considered to infer the result of the study:  teaching methodology, teacher student relationship, peer influence, class size, context of the students, and personal interaction were identified as factors that affect in the university students’ learning. Based on these findings conclusions and possible recommendations were made.

Keywords: Learning, Factor, outside factors, inside factors

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