High failure rate in mathematics subject: influencing factors and study styles / Zuraida Alwadood … [et al.]

Alwadood, Zuraida and Abd Halim, Suhaila and Sulaiman, Hanifah and Mohd. Noor, Norlenda (2018) High failure rate in mathematics subject: influencing factors and study styles / Zuraida Alwadood … [et al.]. Social and Management Research Journal, 15 (2). pp. 108-118. ISSN 1675-7017

[img] Text
AJ_ZURAIDA ALWADOOD SMRJ 18.pdf

Download (18MB)

Abstract

The objectives of this study are to determine factors that contribute to the Engineering Calculus subject failures and to analyse the study styles of students taking this course. Based on the literature search, these factors are categorised into three domains which are students’ attitude, students’ background and teacher-related factors. A survey research was done to a sample of engineering degree students who are taking Engineering Calculus subject at their third semester. It was found that non-systematic study style is the greatest factor which has been claimed by the respondents as the main reason for their failures. Besides this, a majority of the students are comfortable with studying alone, as compared to taking part in study group or seeking help from lecturers. These findings suggest that corrective actions should be taken by the students, lecturers, as well as the faculty in order to cope with the alarming failure rate of mathema tics subject.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Alwadood, ZuraidaUNSPECIFIED
Abd Halim, SuhailaUNSPECIFIED
Sulaiman, HanifahUNSPECIFIED
Mohd. Noor, NorlendaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Study skills
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning. Learning strategies
Divisions: Institute of Research Management and Innovation (IRMI)
Journal or Publication Title: Social and Management Research Journal
ISSN: 1675-7017
Volume: 15
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 108-118
Item ID: 23681
Uncontrolled Keywords: Engineering Calculus subject failures
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2019 09:18
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 5
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/23681

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year