PSYCHOSOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF ACADEMIC PERFORMACE AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

  • Hira Farhan University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Talat Sohail Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: Psychosocial, Academic Performance, Focus Group Discussions (FGD), Thematic Analysis (TA)

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The aim of the study was to investigate and examine the social and psychological factors which are influencing the student’s academic performance. The study focuses on opinions of undergraduate and graduate students on psychosocial factors which are influencing their academic performance.

STUDY DESIGN

The qualitative research design was used in the present research.

PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY

The present study was conducted in Lahore, Pakistan from December-September, 2020.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

Purposive samples of 35 female university student’s age range 18-25years from Lahore College for Women University were interviewed. Focus Group Discussions (FGD) were employed as a tool for data collection. Five Focus Group Discussion (FGD) were conducted. All the collected information was than analyzed and interpreted. Thematic Analysis (TA) research was used.

RESULTS

Results of thematic analysis showed that financial issues, mobile misuse, Teacher student relationship, Role of family, Peer group, Environment, Stress, Child parent relationship, learning issues and Distance were the most frequently occurring psychosocial determinants which were influencing the academic progress of university students.

CONCLUSION

Based on the above-mentioned result it can be concluded that student’s educational progress is determined by psychosocial factors such as financial issues, mobile misuse, roles of family, peer group, teacher student relationship, parent child relationship, and environment, stress, distance and learning issues.

KEYWORDS

Psychosocial, Academic Performance, Focus Group Discussions (FGD), Thematic Analysis (TA)

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Author Biographies

Hira Farhan, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan

Department of Applied Psychology

Talat Sohail, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan

Department of Applied Psychology

Published
2023-09-28
How to Cite
1.
Farhan H, Sohail T. PSYCHOSOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF ACADEMIC PERFORMACE AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. J Pak Psychiatr Soc [Internet]. 2023Sep.28 [cited 2024Jul.13];20(03):22-6. Available from: https://jpps.pk/index.php/journal/article/view/245