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Volume 12 : 9 September 2012
ISSN 1930-2940

Managing Editor: M. S. Thirumalai, Ph.D.
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Factor Influencing Studentsí Academic Performance at Higher Secondary Level: Teachersí Perception

Sabahat Usman, M.S. Research Scholar


The study examined the perception of the teachersí on the factors influencing studentís academic performance (positively or negatively) at higher secondary level in Rawalpindi District. Subjects for the study were ninety (90) teachers randomly drawn from seven colleges in Rawalpindi city. Percentages and frequencies were used to analyze the research questions. Reponses of the teachers showed that good study environment, regularity in the class, teachersí good behavior, proper methodology, teachersí professional educations, high motivations, high Socio economic status, curricular activities and large school size enhance studentsí achievement. Lack of communication skills, overcrowded classes, traditional thinking of the parents and selective study habits, distance from home to school and lack of the school resources decrease studentís performance. Through mutual cooperation of parents and teachers studentsí deficiencies can be triumphed over and can polish their skills and abilities for better results.

Key words: Academic performance, Teachersí perception, Student achievement.


Determinants of studentsí performance are discussed widely .Teachers and parents are more concerned about the studentís outcomes. Education is a best legacy a nation can give to her citizens especially the youth. It is a lifelong process in oneís life and that process transmits its values, tradition, and knowledge generation to generation. The study of the studentís achievements is of the great importance not only for the teachers as well as for the parents. Secondary education is very critical stage in studentís life there is dire need to educate the student in such a manner that they must be successful in future for this purpose it is necessary to investigate those factors which can influence the studentís academic performance. Pakistan is developing country and wants to come in the race of developed country for this purpose it is needed to achieve the certain education standard, give the more attention to their students and try to overcome all the hurdles and obstacle which students are facing directly or indirectly. Higher secondary education is imperative phase of studentsí life as it representing the terminal point for the formal schooling. This adolescent period of oneísí life when personality and its components are growing, conflicting, examining, imitating, challenging, giving, getting and sharing on this stage it is vital to investigate each and every aspect which is negatively or positively associated with the students achievement (Glasson, 2009).

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Sabahat Usman, M.S. Research Scholar
Faculty Social Sciences
Education Department
International Islamic University

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