Academic Performance, University Student, Sylhet Region, Factors Affecting.


This study tried to identify the factors that have effects on the academic performances of university students in the Sylhet Region. Student’s perceptions were taken to determine the factors affecting academic performance. Independent t-test was used to find out the mean difference of academic results between two groups of students. Results showed that there is a significant difference between male and female students in the case of academic study time and CGPA; as the female students have higher CGPA than male students by utilizing most of the academic study time. To find out the effective factors, the result showed that students who attend class regularly, feel comparatively less academic stress, submit assignments in due time and spend more time for the academic study were found to have higher academic marks compared to others who do not. By assessing other factors, results showed the students coming from the nuclear family got good marks rather than the extended family. Besides, the students having sufficient access to healthy food, satisfied with the current accommodation level had good academic marks, and students who spent more time in unproductive activities got poor marks in academics. Improving these factors would also influence much of the academic success of students.

Author Biographies

Asif Mahmud, Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh;

Факультет аграрної економіки та бізнес-досліджень,

Sabyasachi Chanda Antor, Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh;

Факультет аграрної економіки та бізнес-досліджень,

Abdullah Al Zabir, Department of Agricultural Statistics, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh;

Департамент аграрної статистики,


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How to Cite

Mahmud, A., Chanda Antor, S., & Al Zabir, A. (2020). FACTOR AFFECTING THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: EVIDENCE FROM SYLHET. Social Work and Education, 7(3), 373–382. https://doi.org/10.25128/2520-6230.20.3.11.