Factors Affecting Student’s Academic Performance in Ahuntegen General Secondary School, North Wollo Zone, Ethiopia

Birhan Getachew


The Academic performance of the student depends on a number of factors such as teachers, student and school related variables. Hence, this study was conducted to analyze the factors which affect the academic performance of students. Primary and secondary data were used for the study. In this paper, students’ results were taken from record office. Multiple regressions, chi-square test, correlation analysis were used to analyze the data. The result of the chi-square test and correlation analysis portrayed that teachers educational level, experience, subject matter knowledge, students interest towards education, attendance, parents educational level, parents income, distance of the school from the students home, the availability of materials, text book and language skill of students have an influence for the academic success of students. Besides, keeping other variables constant, 14.8 % and 62.7% variability of students’ academic performance was explained by teacher and school related variables whereas the overall 74.2 % of variations of students’ results were explained by 19 variables applied for this study. The overall relationship was statistically significant (F19, 23=8.592, P less than 0.001). It is recommended that analyzing and understanding of teachers, students, parents, school educational expert and related variables are very essential to improve the academic performance of students.


Academic; Performance; Chi-Square test; Multiple Regressions

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/edulearn.v12i2.8404


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