Time Spent and Academic Study Behavior of the Students of Agrotechnology Discipline of Khulna University of Bangladesh
Keywords:Time spent, Academic study behavior, Student
The main purpose of the study was to determine the time spent and academic study behavior of the students of Agrotechnology Discipline of Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh. A number of activities were considered to measure the time spent by the students. Data were collected from randomly selected fifty students of five batches (2010-2014) of Agrotechnology Discipline, Khulna University. Data were also collected on selected eight characteristics of the students through personal interview using an interview schedule during October-November, 2014. The respondent students spent their time in eleven activities such as religious activities, academic learning, personal learning, games/sports, personal activities (sleeping, bathing, taking meal), chatting/gossiping with friends, private tuition, interaction with senior and/or junior, watching TV, internet browsing and mobile talking to different extent. Among the eleven activities, the respondent students preferred to spent highest time (7.827 hours) in personal activities followed by academic study (7.705 hours) which includes residential hall room, classroom, library and group studies. The respondents also preferred to spend least time in interaction with senior and/or junior (0.385 hours). Out of twenty four hours, the respondents were not able to indicate/specify the activities where they have spent the rest 1.465 hours. Most (86%) of the respondents showed medium to high academic study behavior. Among the selected eight characteristics of the respondent students, only participation in extracurricular activities showed a negative significant relationship with the academic study behavior/time spent in academic study of the students.
South Asian J. Agric., 7(1&2): 61-66
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