Factors That Affect the Academic Performance

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Chapter I
The Problem and Its Background
Education enables the individuals and society to make an all round participations in development process by acquiring knowledge, ability, skills and attitudes. Academic performance is affected by different factors. We cannot deny the fact that these factors could really affect the student’s academic performance. Some students who are influences by peer groups or barkadas tends to cutting class which may results their low academic performance. The peer factors like smoking may cause disease that would become hindrance to their success and this differs from other insight about those factors and their purpose and existence. Beginning at birth, the attachment formed between parents and child predicts the quality of relationships with teachers and peers and places a leading role in the development of such social functions as curiosity, arousal, emotional regulation, independence and social competence. The brains of infants are hardwired for only six emotions: joy, anger, surprise, disgust, sadness and fear. There are reasons why people or even students smoked. They feel cool if they were practicing such things and they have desire to be noticed and it gives superiority or power to them. Sometimes students tend to gamble especially in sports just for amusement. It is stress removing and a way to forget their problems. The ideas of practicing this thing vary from one another.

To investigate the influence of factors on students academic performance by comparing the accuracy of different classifiers. The result will be useful in identifying good as well as students who perform poorly and will be potential dropouts. Students are categorizing in five groups according to their performance: “Very good” students, who have a high probability of succeeding; “Good” students, who are above average and with little efforts, may succeed with good grades; “Satisfactory” students, who may succeed’ “Below satisfactory” students, who require more efforts to succeed; and “Fail”, who have a probability to dropping out.

The quality of student’s performance remains at top priority for educators. It is meant for making a difference locally, regionally, and globally. These variables are inside and outside the schools that affect student’s quality of academic achievement. These factors may be termed as student factors, family factors, school factors and peer factors. In this era of globalization and technological revolution education is considered as first step for every human activity. It plays a vital role in the development of human capital and is linked with an individuals will being an opportunities for better living. It ensures the acquisition of knowledge and a skill that enables individual to increase in productivity also leads towards new sources of earning which enhances the economic growth of a country. Educators, trainers, and researchers, have long been interested in exploring variables contributing effectively for quality of performance of learners. Most of the experts argue that the low socioeconomic status has negative effect on academic performance of students because the basic needs of students remain unfulfilled and hence they do not perform better academically. Children are socialized by the people with whom they associate; through the daily interaction over the course of many years, available social customs are taught and fostered. Other children as well as adults can have a great impact on a board range of issues in the child’s life, including achievement is important for parents, educators and policy makers. In particular, academic achievement and the often corresponding level of educational attainment tend to predict the average earnings an individual may secure over a lifetime achievement. Through this research, the students will be provided data on the factors that may affect their learning in school. Their academic skill and competence would most likely be improved....