The Role of Organisational Variables in the Academic Performance of Higher Education Students

El Rol de las Variables Organizacionales en el Rendimiento Académico de Estudiantes de Educación Superior

Palabras clave: performance, institutional research, multilevel regression analysis


his study focuses on the relevance of organisational variables as possible factors that influence the academic performance of students at a Chilean higher education institution. Data were collected from students who took different subjects between the years 2013 and 2015. A quantitative design was applied using multilevel logistic regression models to predict students’ failing rates in the subjects of mathematics, physics and chemistry. Results show that programming class schedules and the result of the first evaluation of the term are factors that affect students’ probability of failing subjects. Practical implications of these findings are discussed.


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Biografía del autor/a

Pablo Valenzuela-Schettler, Universidad Tecnológica de Chile INACAP

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