Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
Floyd L. Stead.
Andrew D. Katayama
Patricia A. Haught
Ernest R. Goeres
The responses of college freshmen placed on academic probation to a survey examining the factors leading to their poor academic performance were studied to ascertain the perceived problem areas. One hundred and seventy-two college freshmen selected factors concerning motivation, time management, social, and financial components, which they believed contributed to their poor academic performance during their freshman year. For males, inadequate balance between time and other activities was perceived as the number one factor contributing to their demise. On the other hand, females selected lack of academic motivation as their number one factor. Interestingly, these factors were reversed when identifying the second most contributing factor. The factors selected to be the main problem areas in a student's academic performance were analyzed comparing gender and major. No significant differences were found.
Vecellio, Lee Ann, "Factors contributing to college freshmen placed on academic probation" (2001). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 833.