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Relationships between demographic factors and emerging adult’s academic achievement


Hanafi, Zahyah and Noor, Farukh (2016) Relationships between demographic factors and emerging adult’s academic achievement. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 6 (6). pp. 291-303. ISSN 2222-6990

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Abstract

This study examines the impact of demographic factors on the academic achievement of students during their emerging adulthood.The sample includes 264 students between the ages of 18 to 25 years from Islamia University Bahawalpur and Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.Demographics factors are measured using Student Demographic Survey (SDS), and academic achievement (AA) is measured by Grade Point Average (GPA). Partial least square based on structural equation modelling technique (PLS-SEM) was used to analyse the data.The results confirmed the significant positive relationship between age, gender, mother’s education, location, parent’s income and academic achievement. This study concludes that female academic achievement is better compared to male and educated parents also contributed to enhancing the emerging adult’s academic achievement.Students with financially rich backgrounds are better performers in their academic pursuits than those from poor background. In addition, large family size also had adverse effects on academic performance

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Demographic factors (DF), emerging adulthood (EAH), academic achievement (AA), partial least square (PLS).
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Zahyah Hanafi
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 00:40
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 00:40
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/21589

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