Relationship of Examination Preparation Styles and Academic Achievement of Students from Different Faculties at University Level
Students have individual differences with different sets of behaviors, learning styles and attitudes towards learning. This research study dealt to investigate the relationship between students’ exam preparation styles and their academic achievement of different faculties. The participants of the study were the 1324 who were enrolled in different seven universities of Punjab, Pakistan. The study was descriptive in nature and utilized a quantitative-descriptive correlational research design. To achieve the objective of study a survey questionnaire was used based on the examination preparation styles. Data were organized and analyzed through mean, standard deviation, correlation, t- test and regression coefficient. The results of correlation showed a relationship between students’ examination preparation styles and their achievement. T-test results indicate a significant difference among the students’ exam preparation styles in the three faculties. Based on the results, this study concluded that exam preparation styles can affect the students’ performance. It is recommended that the faculty members should focus on their teaching methods which guide the students for the adaptations of their learning methods. With the help of these study findings, faculty members will be able to apply the appropriate teaching strategies according to the different faculties-based requirements.