Student Enthusiasm as a Key Determinant of their Performance

  • Baba Alfa ABDULMUMINI Department of Economics, IBB University Lapai, Nigeria
  • Zaini Abd Karim MOHD Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate school of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia


This paper investigates students’ enthusiasm and their performance over the programme they were given
using 400 observations of new students from faculty of management and social sciences. Using OLS motivation,
the results indicate that number of peers positively influence their performance, while change of student
programme by university management negatively affect their performance. We therefore recommend a free will
option to be given to students to choose any programme of their choice and as well move with peers that will
positively impact on their performance.

Author Biography

Baba Alfa ABDULMUMINI, Department of Economics, IBB University Lapai, Nigeria
Department of Economics


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How to Cite
ABDULMUMINI, Baba Alfa; MOHD, Zaini Abd Karim. Student Enthusiasm as a Key Determinant of their Performance. Journal of Research in Educational Sciences, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 8, p. 26 - 39, feb. 2015. ISSN 2068-8407. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 jan. 2022.