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

Abstract

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.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Mokhtar, Masyfu’ah
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Ghazali, Nurdia Azlin
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Yusop, Haslenda
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Nordin, Nur Syahidah
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Zainon, Assoc. Prof Dr. Saunah
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Raja Ahmad, Assoc. Prof Dr. Raja Adzrin
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Soo, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Carolyn Kum Yoke
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Kadri, Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Halim
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Ismail, Dr. Noriah
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Mohd Ariff Albakri, Associate Professor Dr. Intan Safinas
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Khairani, Dr. Noor Sufiawati
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Othman, Dr. Akmal Aini
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Ismail, Dr. Norashikin
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Ahmad, Dr. Syahrul Ahmar
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Misman, Dr. Faridah Najuna
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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
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > INSIGHT Journal (IJ)
ISSN: 2600-8564
Volume: 4
Number: 16
Page Range: pp. 175-193
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Keywords: Mathematics performance; SPM Mathematics grades; SPM Additional Mathematics grades; class size; extracurricular activities; English proficiency; UiTM Cawangan Johor
Date: 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/41886
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