Factors contributing to mathematics performance of UiTM Johor Students / Masyfu’ah Mokhtar... [et al.]

Mokhtar, Masyfu’ah and Ghazali, Nurdia Azlin and Yusop, Haslenda and Nordin, Nur Syahidah (2019) Factors contributing to mathematics performance of UiTM Johor Students / Masyfu’ah Mokhtar... [et al.]. Insight Journal : International, Refereed, Open Access, Online Journal, 4 (16). pp. 175-193. ISSN 2600-8564


Some Mathematics courses offered by the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics (FSKM), University Technology MARA (UiTM) Johor, such as Pre-Calculus (MAT133), Calculus I (MAT183) and Calculus II (MAT233), have been identified as high failure rate courses for recent semesters. As considered by the top management of UiTM Johor, a high failure rate course is a course with more than 25% failure rate among the students who enrolled in the course. The performance of students in these Mathematics courses is a priority to the university management as it aims to produce quality students that can graduate on time. Thus, this study investigates the factors that contribute to the students’ Mathematics performance at UiTM Johor. A set of questionnaire was distributed to all students who enrolled in these courses. Descriptive analysis was conducted to analyse the demographic background of the respondents. The main analysis used Logistic Linear Regression to find out the most significant factors contributing to Mathematics performance. From the findings, SPM Additional Mathematics grades and class size were found to have significant influence on Mathematics performance of the students.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Mokhtar, Masyfu’ahUNSPECIFIED
Ghazali, Nurdia AzlinUNSPECIFIED
Yusop, HaslendaUNSPECIFIED
Nordin, Nur SyahidahUNSPECIFIED
ContributionNameID Num. / Email
Chief EditorZainon, Assoc. Prof Dr. SaunahUNSPECIFIED
EditorRaja Ahmad, Assoc. Prof Dr. Raja AdzrinUNSPECIFIED
EditorSoo, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Carolyn Kum YokeUNSPECIFIED
EditorKadri, Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd HalimUNSPECIFIED
EditorIsmail, Dr. NoriahUNSPECIFIED
EditorMohd Ariff Albakri, Associate Professor Dr. Intan SafinasUNSPECIFIED
EditorKhairani, Dr. Noor SufiawatiUNSPECIFIED
EditorOthman, Dr. Akmal AiniUNSPECIFIED
EditorIsmail, Dr. NorashikinUNSPECIFIED
EditorAhmad, Dr. Syahrul AhmarUNSPECIFIED
EditorMisman, Dr. Faridah NajunaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Performance. Competence. Academic achievement
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Study and teaching
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Insight Journal : International, Refereed, Open Access, Online Journal
Journal: UiTM Journal > INSIGHT Journal (IJ)
ISSN: 2600-8564
Volume: 4
Number: 16
Page Range: pp. 175-193
Official URL: https://insightjournal.my/
Item ID: 41886
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematics performance; SPM Mathematics grades; SPM Additional Mathematics grades; class size; extracurricular activities; English proficiency; UiTM Cawangan Johor
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/41886


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