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Volume :11 Issue : 41 1996      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

The role and personal, Socio-economic and academic factors in learning difficulties of University students

Auther : Badr O. Alomar

This research aimed at identifying the role of personal, socio-economic and academic factors in learning difficulties. It also aimed at assessing the sample responses according to their personal demographic variables which were `sex, `age, `college, `credit hours, `GPA, `high school percentage, `number of family members, `social status, `social status of parents, `income, type of housing, private room. 286 student from different colleges were investigated on a specially developed questionnaire.

The results indicated that the personal factor had moderate effect. Meanwhile, the significance of the individual items were different direction. The academic factor had above average effect and all its item were statistically significant. However, the socio-economic factor had below average effect and its individual items were divided evenly on both ends of the scale.

A more detailed analysis revealed the sample response differed on personal factor; namely `private room, `college, and `number of family members `variables. Meanwhile, the sample differed in their responses to the academic factor according to `college and `type of housing variables. In addition sample differed in their responses to the socio-economic factor according to `private room, `college, `high school percentage, `number of family members, social status of parents, `income and `type of housing variables.

For further analysis, correlations among factors were calculated to assess whether those factors were behaving independently. The results showed that the three factors correlate significantly which indicate their common responsibility.

 

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