Academic problems facing high achieving students at universities


  • Nusaiba Almousa Amma Arab University
  • Naifa Al-Shobaki
  • Rand Arabiyat
  • Walid Al-Shatrat
  • Rami Al-Shogran
  • Bahjat A. Sulaiman



problems, Academic, high achieving students, university, students


The study aimed to identify the academic problems facing high achieving students in Jordanian universities. The study sample consisted of (353) randomly selected high achieving male and female students from graduate and Bachelor's degrees at Amman Arab University and Balqa Applied University. To achieve the study's goals, the researchers have followed the descriptive approach and developed a scale to measure the problems facing high achieving students. The scale mainly focused on the following areas (studying problems, emotional problems, problems related to future professional choices, social problems, and family problems). The results indicated that academic problems are the most common problems among high achieving students, which affect them moderately, whereas family problems affect them the least. The results also indicated that there were no statistically significant differences at the level of (α=0.05) due to gender and college variables and a statistically significant difference at the level of (α=0.05) due to the degree variable in favor of bachelors. Also, differences appeared in emotional problems in favor of females and in studying problems in favor of high achieving students in scientific colleges.


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How to Cite

Almousa, N., Al-Shobaki, N., Arabiyat, R., Al-Shatrat, W., Al-Shogran, R., & Sulaiman, B. A. (2022). Academic problems facing high achieving students at universities. Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 12(4), 12–19.