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					Factors Affecting Students
 Academic Performance

        By Pat & Tyler
                Thesis
   Smoking, Alcohol, time spent sleeping
    and stress all have a great effect
    students’ academic performance.
               Our Survey
   Grade & Gender?
   How many hours a week do you engage in
    physical activity?
   How many cigarettes do you smoke in a week?
   How many alcoholic beverages do you
    consume in a week?
   How many hours of sleep do you get per night?
   How do feel when you wake up on a school
    day?
   How often do you feel stressed?
   What is your overall average?
   Do you enjoy school?
         Grade & Gender




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        15
        10
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             9   10    11     12        OAC
                      Grade
 How many hours a week do you
   engage in physical activity?
•When we compared students
physical activity to their academic
performance, we found that students
who had 3 - 5 hours of physical
activity per week were almost all
between 60 and 90%.
•We also found that students
generally had the best academic
                                       Collection 1                                         Bar C
averages when they got between 5               70
and 7 hours of physical activity per           60
week.                                  Count   50
•These results however were not                40
forming obvious patterns, which                30

brings us to the conclusion that               20
                                               10
physical activity does not have a
great impact on one's academic
                                                    an 50



                                                            to 60



                                                                    to 70



                                                                            to 80



                                                                                    to 90
performance.
     How many cigarettes do you
         smoke in a week?
•There are many obvious patterns
when comparing the number of
cigarettes a student smokes in a
week and their academic
performance.
•About half the students who smoke
over 45 cigarettes a week have an
average between 50 and 60.
•However it should also be noted
that the other half seems to have an
average between 70 and 80, or
between 80 and 90.
•The academic margin of 90 to 100
had the largest ratio of non-
smokers.
•Generally, the more cigarettes
smoked, the lower the overall
average.
    How many alcoholic beverages
     do you consume in a week?
•This was one of the most
surprising results of our survey.
•It was discovered that students
with averages between 50 and
60, and students with averages
between 90 and 100 drink
                                    Collection 1                                                       Bar Cha
roughly the same amount.                    70
•And students with averages                 60
between 60 and 80 seem to drink             50
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                                            40
the most of anybody.                        30
•It was also surprising that                20
students with averages below 50             10

drank less than the average.
                                                           50 to 60



                                                                      60 to 70



                                                                                 70 to 80



                                                                                            80 to 90
                                                 than 50
 How many hours of sleep do you
        get per night?
•Almost all high school
students seem to get between
5 and 7, or 7 and 10 hours of
sleep per night.
•Very few students who get
less than 5 hours of sleep per
night have an average of over
60%.
•It should also be noted that
almost all students who got
between 7 and 10 hours of
sleep per night had an
academic average between 70
and 100.
  How often do you feel stressed?
•Much to our surprise, we
found that not one student
with an average between 90
and 100 considered
themselves ”always stressed".
•For the most part, the stress
levels are similar in each
division. As the population
grows so does the amount of
stress.
•A large portion of those with
an average between 60 and
100 claimed they were            Collection 1
"sometimes stressed".               70
            Do you enjoy school?
•It was no surprise
that students who
enjoy school tend to
perform well
academically
speaking.
•Most students with
averages below 60 do
not enjoy school.
•And roughly 75% of
students with an
average over 90 claim
the enjoy school .
        Statistics Canada
   The following data is taken from The
    National Longitudinal Survey of Children
    and Youth: transition into adolescence
    (NLSCY)
    Male & Female Achievement
•When comparing the
academic performance
of males and females
                                          Ba
we found that they       Ontario Youths
                                 450
were very similar and
                                 400
there were no distinct
                                 350
patterns.
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                                 200

                                 150

                                 100

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Importance of Doing Well in
         School


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Importance of Doing Well in
         School
   After observing this data, it is very clear that those who
    consider school to be very important do much better than
    those who do not consider school to be important.
   This was not surprising because of the common sense
    involved.
   We found it interesting that a very small fraction of the
    students surveyed didn't consider school to be important.
   It has been proven many times, by Stats Canada on this
    particular occasion, those who feel it important to do well
    in school, end up with the best academic performance.
   They are more likely to consider school a large part of
    their life and something that should be taken seriously.
     Get Along with Other Kids
•Generally, everyone
surveyed got along well
with their peers at school.
•The students in the very
poorly category had
trouble getting along with    Ontario Youths   B
                                      450
other kids. This could be
                                      400
connected to why they do
                                      350
not like school. We                   300
demonstrated earlier that
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                                      250
those who do not like                 200

school generally do not               150

do well.                              100
              Feeling Left Out?
•Just as we had
suspected, those who
do well and very well
in school are “never”
left out.
•Responses seem to be
almost equally
dispersed in the poorly
and very poorly
categories.
•As well, it should be
noted that those who
had average marks
were rarely left out
“most of the time”.       Ontario Youths   Bar Chart
•It came as a surprise
to us that the
majority of those
who did well and
                         Bullying
very well in school
claimed they are
“never” bullied.
•We were under the
false impression that
bullies always picked
on the “smart kids”.
•We also thought it
was odd that almost
all kids those who
were bullied “most
of the time” did
poorly or very poorly
in school.
How Far Students Will Go?
How Far Students Will Go?
   The results of this graph were easily predictable.
   The majority of students who do well and very well in
    school hope to complete a University degree.
   And those who were unsure of their post-secondary
    school future were doing poorly or very poorly in
    school.
   We also found it interesting that the majority of those
    who hoped to complete High School and or College
    did average in school.
         Students Appreciation for
•A large majority of
students either like english
                             English
a bit or like it a lot.
•And obviously those who
"like it alot" tend to get
the best marks. This can
be linked to the idea that
enjoying school (or a
subject in this case) will
result in higher marks.
•We also found it very
peculiar that almost all
students who hate english
have average marks.
•The very odd thing about
these results was that all   Ontario Youths   Bar C
students who were doing        200
very poorly "like english      180
alot".                         160
            Appreciation of Math
•This question
came up with
very similar
results to the
english question.
•Just as in the
previous
question, the very
odd thing about
these results was
that all students
who were doing
very poorly "like
math alot".
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