IJEBMR
ISSN: 2456-7760

Title:
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO THE LOW GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Authors:
Reggy N. Sarmita, Indonesia

Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to identify contributing factors to undergraduate student's low grade point average (GPA). Qualitative and quantitative approach were used in this study. Qualitative approach was used in the identification process of the variables, while qualitative approach was used for grouping the variables into factors. As the result of this study five (5) contributing factors were identified. Those factors were: (1) time management, (2) class atmosphere, (3) learning style, (4) laziness, and (5) games addiction. The contributing factors for students' low GPA were influenced by the internal factors by 40.6% means that students' low GPA performance could be explained by their lack of knowledge to manage their time, laziness, and games addiction. The other 20.6% contribution to students' low GPA performance could be explained by the external factors such as changing of learning style compared to what they have experienced in the high school and the in-class activities and interactions.

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