Relationship between Students’ Perception toward the Teaching and Learning Methods of Mathematics’ Lecturer and Their Achievement in Pre-University Studies

  •  Nor Ahmad    
  •  Farah Azizan    
  •  Nur Rahim    
  •  Nor Jaya    
  •  Norhunaini Shaipullah    
  •  Emmerline Siaw    


The academic performance of students is affected by many factors, including effectiveness in teaching, the subjects taught and the environment as well as the facilities provided. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between students’ perceptions of the teaching and learning towards the lecturers with their achievements in Mathematics at the Centre for Pre University Studies. The study was a descriptive study in which a survey research design was adopted. A total of 841 students from the centre participated in the study. The data were collected through student’s questionnaire. The questionnaires consisted of 26 questions. 5-Likert Scale questionnaires used in this study focused on the five categories of students’ perceptions; teaching, evaluations, subjects, guidance and environment dimensions. The findings revealed that there is no significant correlation between the average scores of students’ perceptions of teaching and learning towards the Mathematics lecturer with the average scores Mathematics achievement of the students. The study also revealed that there are no significant differences between the average scores of male and female students’ perceptions of the effectiveness of teaching and learning of the Mathematics lecturer. The findings of this study show that the lecturer can improve their teaching skills and techniques that are appropriate to the students.

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