Institutional Factors Affecting the Academic Performance of Public Administration Students in a Nigerian University

Ogbogu Christiana Osaikhiuwu


This study investigated the institutional factors which affect the performance of Public Administration students in a Nigerian University. Primary data were obtained through the administration of questionnaires on 131 final year students of Public Administration using the purposive sampling technique. The instrument yielded a positive reliability test of 0.76 using the cronbach alpha. Retrieved data were analysed using Pearson’s Correlation, factor analysis and simple percentages. Results showed that just 53% of the students performed above average with a CGPA of 3.0. However, the result of the Pearson correlation coefficient (r = - 0.052, 0.152 and - 0.071) generally revealed that the institutional variables considered (such as unfavourable learning conditions, interrupted water supply, poorly equipped library etc) did not have any significant impact on students’ performance (p > 0.05). The study therefore concluded that students’ academic performance could be influenced by some other factors which should be investigated in future research.

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