STUDENT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: DOES A STUDENT-SPECIFIC STARTING LINE MATTER?

PUPIL: International Journal of Teaching, Education and Learning

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Title STUDENT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: DOES A STUDENT-SPECIFIC STARTING LINE MATTER?
 
Creator Chi Sek, Ngo
Mok, Vincent
Leung, Man-kwong
Li, Zongzhang
 
Subject Academic Performance
Student-Specific
Starting Line
Data Envelopment Analysis
Educational Productive Efficiency
 
Description This study investigates the effects of student time allocation on the academic performance of undergraduate students in Hong Kong by using data envelopment analysis approach. To determine the factors affecting students’ educational productive efficiency, we analyze whether a student-specific starting line (qipaoxian, in Chinese pinyin) matters. The pre-university student-specific attributes are identified as a starting line that comprises pre-university study ability, motivation, and parents’ educational background. Results suggest that most starting line components have insignificant effects on university students’ education efficiency, except students’ self-motivation in terms of ambition to earn more money and students’ pre-university English language proficiency. Research findings generate policy implications to the educational institutions on developmental perspectives. For example, universities in Hong Kong can consider offering more intense English language courses to students with relatively lower English language proficiency. In doing so, students’ education efficiency can be enhanced.Article DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.20319/pijtel.2018.23.133151This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.
 
Publisher GRDS Publishing
 
Date 2018-11-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/PUPIL/article/view/1699
 
Source PUPIL: International Journal of Teaching, Education and Learning; Vol 2 No 3 (2018): Regular Issue
2457-0648
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/PUPIL/article/view/1699/2100
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Author(s)
 

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