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DO TIME MANAGEMENT FACTORS IMPEDE STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT? : A CASESTUDY – SOHAR UNIVERSITY, OMAN
Corresponding Author(s) : Farooq Salman Alani
Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews,
Vol. 8 No. 4 (2020): July
Purpose: The objective of the research study is to critically analyze the factors impeding time management towards students’ academic performance achievement.
Design/methodology/approach: The study was carried out using a well-defined questionnaire collecting samples from 164 undergraduate students studying in the Faculty of Business, Sohar University, Sultanate of Oman from a population of 700 undergraduate students. For the study, the cluster-sampling method was adopted. SPSS was used to perform the statistical analysis.
Findings: The empirical results reveal that none of the claimed factors related to time management influence the academic performance of the students. The students’ performance is purely based on their efforts and on their own self-management. Thus, it was concluded that it is the responsibility of the students to manage their time for which they should make their own plans.
Practical Implications: The study confirms that the student's stay at the hostel facilitates them to improve their academic performances. It is also interpreted that the students are carried away by the domestic work during their stay at home, parents should take utmost not to deprived of their time for study. Parents should make necessary arrangements to reduce their travel time. Students should have their own self-control and self-commitment to manage and plan their own time for study purposes.
Originality/value: The research work is of its first kind as it focuses on the impact of time management factors on the academic performances of the students.
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