Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(4), pp. 608 - 619
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050410
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CHAID Analysis to Determine Socioeconomic Variables that Explain Students' Academic Success


Emine Önder *, Şeyma Uyar
Department of Education Sciences, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

This study aims to determine students' characteristics that predict their academic success. The study group consisted of 4229 students studying at middle schools in Burdur. The data were collected using a questionnaire in the 2014-2015 academic year and analyzed using CHAID (Chi-squared Automatic Interaction Detection) analysis, a type of decision-tree technique. The CHAID analysis was completed with 10 branches and 18 nodes, and indicated that students' academic success (end-year success grade) was explained by certain factors including mothers' and fathers' educational status, going to an educational center, parents' employment status and parents' monthly income. The most important parental characteristic for a student's end-year success grade was found to be the father's educational status.

KEYWORDS
Academic Success, End-year Success Grade, Socioeconomic Factors, CHAID Analysis

Cite this paper
Emine Önder , Şeyma Uyar . "CHAID Analysis to Determine Socioeconomic Variables that Explain Students' Academic Success." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.4 (2017) 608 - 619. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050410.