Regression analysis of academic performance of Potsin T. I. Ahamadiyya Secondary School students

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University of Cape Coast
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This research is based on the results of Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) released by the West African Examinations Council in elective and core subjects of study at Potsin T. I. Ahmadiyya Secondary School from 2000 to 2003. The elective programmes of study are General Arts, Business, Home Economics and Technical subjects. The data also includes the gender and religious affiliation of candidates. The main objective of the study is to identify variables that significantly determine students’ academic performance at SSSCE. Preliminary analysis was carried on the data using frequency and percentage distribution, multiple bar and line graphs and correlation analysis. In order to establish concrete statistical evidence, multiple regression was performed on the data. The results revealed that sex and religious affiliation did not significantly explain students’ academic performance. However, elective subjects and Business and Home Economics related subjects significantly determine academic performance. In addition, the study revealed that elective subjects accounts for most of the variation in academic performance than core subjects. Students’ performance in elective subjects was better than performance in core subjects. Finally, the developed regression model was found to explain 85% of variations in students’ academic performance.
Academic performance, Regression analysis, Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE), Students’ performance