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Research Paper | Psychology Science | Ethiopia | Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016

Problems Associated with Poor Academic Achievement: The Case of Biftu Nekemet High School Firafis Dereje (Jimma University)

Firafis Dereje Abdissa

This study was conducted to assess the problems associated with poor academic achievement in Biftu Nekemet high school, Nekemet town, Oromia using descriptive study design. Within the quantitative research approach, stratified sampling techniques were employed. Data were collected using questionnaire, interview and document analysis so as to generate information. 86 (66 male and 20 females) samples of students were filled questionnaire and five different department teachers and two school director were interviewed. Data was analyzed and interpreted using descriptive statistics such as percent, bar graph, pie chart and table. The study revealed that the key factors that contributes to poor academic achievement of the student were personal causal factor, school casual factor, environmental causal factor and parental causal factor. Moreover, the study infer that educational and occupational level of parents, lack of motivation and feeling of worthlessness appear to be some of the main important environmental factors that affect achievement. The study finding showed that the educational level of most of the parents is too elementary and occupational wise also engaged in low paying physical labor. Furthermore, proper child rearing practice and motivation has a tremendous contribution to achievement which in the case of the present study is not observed. The other results of the finding infer that majority of the students encountered with fear when taking examination, frustration, lack of professional school counselor and other related psychological factor.

Keywords: Key terms Students, Teachers, Poor academic achievement, Under achievement, Environmental condition, Problems, Nekemete, Oromia

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016

Pages: 533 - 539


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Firafis Dereje Abdissa, "Problems Associated with Poor Academic Achievement: The Case of Biftu Nekemet High School Firafis Dereje (Jimma University)", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=26111603, Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016, 533 - 539

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