The Effects of Student's Living Situation on Academic Performance

959 Words Jan 29th, 2012 4 Pages
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Academic performance is the evidence how well a student meets standards set out by local government and the institution itself.The extent of student’s learning in academics may be determined by the grades a student earns for a period of learning has been done. It is believed that a grade is a primary indicator of such learning. If a learner earns high grades it is concluded that they may also have learned a lot while low grades indicate lesser learning.
Going to college and living in a dorm is a living and learning experience. For most Indigenous students living in remote areas access to secondary schooling, especially to the upper levels, means leaving home to go to a school which makes provision for boarding.
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A college student’s life contains many important factors that may hinder or improve it. These factors include the following: student’s living situation, health in lifestyles, and of course academic performance. In the life of a college student there is a combination of all these factors. In living situations many sources of stress are found like roommates, suite mates, neighbors, or home environment.
Stress can have various negative physical as well as psychological effects on a student. One of the various effects is reflected in a student’s health. Stress, along with other factors like, exercise, diet, drug or alcohol use, and sleep, may affect health. All of these factors could become a severe problem for any individual’s goals, including students. It has been recognized that the health of an individual influences more than just their physical well-being. It also influences academic performance. Academic achievement is extremely important for college students, as it is a main determinant of their future.
Getting used to a new campus, roommate, expectations, courses, and routine takes a fair amount of time and patience. By nature, we tend to resist change and struggle to hold on to familiar surroundings like the comforts of home, family and friends. Problems arise as days go by. Noise has always been the burden of students. And most of the time, students cannot study

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