USING FACTOR ANALYSIS IN RESEARCHING FACTORS AFFECTING STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC RESULTS
Corresponding Author(s) : Le Van Dung
UED Journal of Social Sciences, Humanities and Education,
Vol. 6 No. 2 (2016): UED JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES AND EDUCATION
This paper is aimed at studying factors affecting twelfth-grade high school students’ academic results. The data for analysis were students’ whole-year academic results from Luong Van Can high school - Ho Chi Minh City (its website address: http://thptluongvancan.hcm.edu.vn/DataEschool/DiemTongKetLopm.aspx). The methods used were descriptive statistics and factor analysis. The findings show that there are three factors that affect students’ academic results: senior students’ efforts", natural sciences and social sciences. The study also points out that Literature, History, Geography subjects are positively influenced by social sciences capacity. Mathematics and English are positively influenced by both natural sciences and social sciences.
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