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Factors affecting the study time of first and final year students of a world class university

Okagbue, H. I. and Odetunmibi,, O. A. and Ezenkwe, Adaeze M. and Anene, Glory N. and Boluwajoko, Anjoreoluwa E. and Offiah, Ifeanyi B. and Akinsola, Boluwatife E. (2021) Factors affecting the study time of first and final year students of a world class university. In: International Conference on Recent Trends in Applied Research, 2021, Online.

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Many activities compete for the time students spent on academic activities, but few works have been done on the factors affecting the study times of first and final year students. Questionnaires were given to 150 first and final year students from four colleges of a worldclass university located in Ogun State, Nigeria and the aim is to investigate the factors affecting their study time. Ninety-eight representing 65.3% of the students study between 1 and 4 hours per day. Gender, age, level and college affiliation are not associated with their perceived desired results. In the same vein, it was observed that gender and age are not associated with hours of study. However, there are significant associations between the duo of level and college and study hours. Also, there is no significant association (i) Between the number of hours spent on sleeping and the number of hours spent on studying and (ii). The hours spent on study and the desired result. In conclusion, strategies are needed to be crafted and deployed to increase the hours spent on studying by the first and final year students which are likely to give them their desired results and improve the art of learning. Logistic regression on the desired results was predicted by the 3 moderation variables, namely; the gender and level, age and college, and level and college. Intervention programmes are to be incorporated into the curriculum to motivate students in achieving their desired results. Tutorial classes, investment in learning tools, promotion of discussion groups, counselling are recommended for first and final year students to stimulate their interests in their chosen course of study and to prepare them for successful careers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sleep, study time, expectation, Chi-square, learning, first year, final year, moderation, logistic regression, statistics
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2021 14:05
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 14:05

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