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A Methodology for Implementing the Analytic Hierarchy Process to Students’ Academic Performance

Olufemi Sunday Adeoye, Robinson Samuel Akpan in Information Sciences

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2018
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors:Olufemi Sunday Adeoye, Robinson Samuel Akpan
10.5120/ijais2018451744
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  1. Olufemi Sunday Adeoye and Robinson Samuel Akpan. A Methodology for Implementing the Analytic Hierarchy Process to Students Academic Performance. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 12(11):31-37, March 2018. URL, DOI BibTeX

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    	author = "Olufemi Sunday Adeoye and Robinson Samuel Akpan",
    	title = "A Methodology for Implementing the Analytic Hierarchy Process to Students Academic Performance",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	issue_date = "March 2018",
    	volume = 12,
    	number = 11,
    	month = "Mar",
    	year = 2018,
    	issn = "2249-0868",
    	pages = "31-37",
    	url = "http://www.ijais.org/archives/volume12/number11/1024-2018451744",
    	doi = "10.5120/ijais2018451744",
    	publisher = "Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA",
    	address = "New York, USA"
    }
    

Abstract

Several tools exist for determining the dominant factor affecting students’ academic performance. Among the tools that have been used so far are correlation regression analysis, linear regression analysis, t-test, ANOVA, content analysis technique, and chi-square. This research deployed the use of analytical hierarchy process (AHP) to determine the dominant factor influencing students’ academic performance. The AHP is done by evaluating the normalized weights of four criteria suggested by the data collected through questionnaires administered to students of the University of Uyo, Nigeria. The result of the study revealed that student-based factor with the eigenvector (priority) of 55.9% is the dominant factor among the four.

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Keywords

Methodology, Analytic hierarchy process, students’ academic performance, institution-based factor, parental-based factor, environmental-based factor, student-based factor