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Health Care : Current Reviews
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Socio Economic Factors Affecting Female Students Academic Performance at Higher Education

Wudie Atinaf and Philpose Petros*

Ethiopian Universities Partnership, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Corresponding Author:
Philipos Petros
Ethiopian Universities Partnership
POBOX 14051, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 09, 2015; Accepted date: March 25, 2016; Published date: March 31, 2016

Citation: Atinaf W, Petros P (2016) Socio Economic Factors Affecting Female Students Academic Performance at Higher Education. Health Care: Current Reviews 4:163. doi:10.4172/2375-4273.1000163

Copyright: © 2016 Atinaf W, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

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In Ethiopia, female students’ participation at all levels of education is increasing at an alarming rate. On the other hand the numbers of female students who graduate from higher learning institutions are less as compared with their male counter parts due to different factors which influences on their academic performance. This study was conducted with the objective of assessing socio-economic factors affecting the academic performance of female students in Bahir Dar University. The study adopted both qualitative and quantitative research approaches in which descriptive research method were employed by using non probabilistic and probabilistic sampling techniques. Questionnaire, Interview, observation, and relevant documents used to gather information applicable to the study. Analysis of the data was made by descriptive statistic by using frequency percentage and mean. The study focused on identifying and analyzing the socio economic (SE) factors affecting female students’ academic performance in the university. The result of this study indicated that socio-economic factors such as economic status of parents, the expansion of khat (stimulating green leaf) shops, tourist centers and night clubs around the university affect female students’ academic performance. Therefore, the government, ministry of education and the university should give attentions to promote female students academic achievement. The university should start workin

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