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FACTORS AFFECTING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AT UGANDA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

BY KYOSHABA MARTHA BBA (UCU) 2005/HD04/4262U

DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO GRADUATE SCHOOL IN PARTIAL FUFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

DECEMBER 2009

DECLARATION

I, Martha Kyoshaba, hereby declare that, this dissertation is my original work and has never been presented to any university or institution for any academic award.

Sign:………………………………………………………….. Martha Kyoshaba

Date:…………………………………………………………..

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APPROVAL

This dissertation has been written under our supervision and has been submitted for the award of the degree of Master of Arts in Educational Management with our approval as supervisors.

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Dr. James L. Nkata

Date:…………………………………………………………

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Dr. F. E. K. Bakkabulindi

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DEDICATION

This dissertation is dedicated to my late mother, Mrs. Petrid K Majara who always wanted me to be a teacher, my husband Jacobs who encouraged me to strive on and my little girls, Isabel and Christabel whom I want to follow in my footsteps.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I would like to thank the following people who in many ways contributed to this piece of work.

I am indebted to my supervisor, Dr. James L. Nkata for his patience, inspiration and encouragement. I admired the way in which he explained very difficult concepts in very simple ways. I would like to thank Dr. Beatrice Ssekabembe who led me through the first stages of my research work when I had no experience at all. Words cannot express how grateful I am to Dr. F.E.K Bakkabulindi whose invaluable knowledge helped me to put this piece of work together, he guided me all through, read through my work and encouraged me not to give up. I am so grateful to my work supervisor, the Rev. Can Dr. Alex Kagume who encouraged me to go back to school and for allowing me to take time off work to study. I thank him and the management of Uganda Christian University who sponsored my studies at Makerere University. I also thank my colleagues at work, Sylvia, Annette and Justine who always stood in for me when I went to meet my supervisor and Godfrey who helped to collect the filled questionnaires from the respondents. I cannot forget to thank my group mates Lydia and Esther, we always encouraged one another to keep on keeping on.

I thank you all very much.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Declaration Approval Dedication … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … i ii iii iv v vi viii xi

Acknowledgement Table of Contents List of Tables … List of Figures … Abstract …

CHAPTER ONE: 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Introduction Background … …

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Statement of the problem Purpose … … … … … … ....

Specific objectives Questions Hypotheses Scope Significance … … … ....

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Theoretical review

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2.2 2.3

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CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Introduction Research Design Population … … … … … … … … … … … … … …

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Sample size and Sampling techniques …. … Research instruments Validity of instruments Reliability of instruments Procedure … … Data Analysis … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …

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