Relationship between academic achievement and social functioning among university students

TitleRelationship between academic achievement and social functioning among university students
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsBoz, C, Elen, MAkif
Conference NameSixth International Mediterranean Social Sciences Congress (MECAS VI)
Conference LocationMilan, Italy
Keywordsacademic achievement, independence, interpersonal functioning, social functioning
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between academic achievement and social functionality. Data regarding the socio-demographic variables of 67 university students were analyzed. Based on the socio-demographic variables and social functioning scale, Pearson’s correlation analysis method was used. Data analysis suggests that among the participants, 59,7% (n = 40) were male whereas 40,3% (n = 27) were female; 65,7% (n = 44) were single; 62,7% (n=42) were smoking; and mean grade point average was 2,67. Correlations revealed that higher grade point average is associated with higher levels of social functioning; higher interpersonal functioning is associated with higher grade point average; and higher independence is associated with higher grade point average. It is salient to involve in pro-social activities, to improve the quality of communication between each other, and to acquire new hobbies and interests in order to succeed in academic life. Consequently, the universities should organize more conferences and meetings related with social functionality under the aim of enhancing academic skills of their students.

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