The Impact of Class Attendance on Academic Performance of BBA Professional Students: An Observational Study Bipul Kumar Sarker & Uchinlayen

     The Impact of Class Attendance on Academic Performance of BBA Professional Students: An Observational Study

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Bipul Kumar Sarker & Uchinlayen

Abstract

Attendance in classrooms of students in contemporary higher education at national universities in Bangladesh plays an important role. It is a common belief that more classed students score better on the exam than do less or non-class students. According to the attendance policy of the BBA Professional Department of Habibullah Bahar University College (HBUC), students should attend at least 80% of their total classes to prevent students from appearing in the final exams. Thus, this paper examines the relationship between final examination performance and the class attendance percentage participation between two different semesters of BBA Professional Department in Statistics-I and Statistics-II students. The survey was conducted from December 2016 to March 2020 in the BBA Professional Department of Habibullah Bahar University College to complete the research work. A total of 108 students were selected as the sample for this study. Research data regarding class attendance and academic results from published results were collected from college attendance records of the BBA professional department. Data was analyzed in terms of frequency, percentage and independent t-test using SPSS-20 version of software. This study shows that there is a positive correlation between classroom attendance percentage and final exam grade. Since classroom attendance percentage influenced the final outcome of the students, therefore, according to the ‘80% Rule’, students were divided into two groups. Judging by the independent t-test, the results were analyzed and found that significant differences exist between the two groups; As a result, students with more than 80% attendance achieved higher marks as opposed to less than 80% attendance.

Key words: Higher Education, Teaching and Learning, Student Performance, Learning Statistics and Mathematics, Correlation.

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Title: The Impact of Class Attendance on Academic Performance of BBA Professional Students: An Observational Study
Author:

Bipul Kumar Sarker & Uchinlayen

Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3746213
Media: Online & Print
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
Acceptance Date: 06/04/2020
Date of Publication: 09/04/2020
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/463.pdf
Free download: Available
Page: 285-291
First Page: 285
Last Page: 291
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Bipul Kumar Sarker & Uchinlayen (2020). The Impact of Class Attendance on Academic Performance of BBA Professional Students: An Observational Study. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(1), 285-291.  doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3746213

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Bipul Kumar Sarker (Corresponding author), Lecturer, Department of BBA Professional, Habibullah Bahar College, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Uchinlayen, Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3746213

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