Comparing university academic performances of HSC Students at the three art-based faculties

Noor, A.I. and Azmah, O. (2006) Comparing university academic performances of HSC Students at the three art-based faculties. International Education Journal, 7 (5). pp. 668-675. ISSN 1443-147

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University Malaya enrolls students from all states in Malaysia as well as a small number of students from overseas. The objective of this paper is to investigate the effect of past performance on students at three faculties, namely, Faculty of Economics and Administration(FEA), Faculty of Business and Accounting(FBA) and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences(FASS). Students' prior achievements include their entry scores or points in English language proficiency and mathematics at the Malaysian Certificate of Education (MCE) level. Other factors taken into consideration are gender of students and their ethnic origins. Research results show that entry points are an important factor in influencing students' achievement in all three faculties. Apart from this, female students are found to have better results than their male counterparts in FBA and FASS. It was also found that mathematics performance at the MCE level is one of the influential factors for academic achievement in FBA.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic Performance; Prior Achievement; Entry Points
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 01:40
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 04:25

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