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Title: An investigation into students' academic achievement in the United Arab Emirates
Author: Ali, A. S. A.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1991
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The purpose of this thesis is to see whether U.A.E. (United Arab Emirates) and non-U.A.E. students differ in their academic achievement in the science section of the third year of the general secondary school. It investigates several family and attitudinal variables to find out if any of them contribute to the difference found in the academic achievement of the two groups of students. The main method of investigating the subject was a student questionnaire which was distributed to nearly 300 students. In addition, the Ministry of Education records of achievement were used to obtain students' academic achievement. The findings of this study indicate that non-U.A.E. students as a whole have significantly higher academic achievements than their U.A.E. counterparts. Furthermore, it shows that non-U.A.E. students tend to have better educated parents, fathers with higher levels of occupation and significantly more positive attitudes towards school, teachers, science, homework and future jobs. The non-U.A.E. students' higher academic achievement can be attributed to higher parental education, higher levels of father's occupation and more positive attitudes revealed by students.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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