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FACTORS INFLUENCING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT 1 Social, Cultural and Personal Influences on Academic Achievement Name Institution
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FACTORS INFLUENCING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT 2 Social, Cultural and Personal Influences on Academic Achievement Education is a key factor in growth of an individual. The main aims of education are creativity and objectivity, hence enhancing the social, mental, physical, emotional and intellectual growth of a person. As I undergo the education system culture, social, and personal traits have had profound effects on my academic achievement. Social factors are outside academic environment and affect my learning process and overall achievement. They include my responsibilities as a parent and a grandparent, visiting and socializing with my friends and coaching responsibilities. Some of the cultural factors that influence my academic achievement include my religious background, my passion in coaching football and my background, which requires me to remain united with the members of my extended family through family gathering functions. My personality is also a factor affecting my academic achievements. For example, I believe that studying is a process that increases with age. I also have a strong urge to help other people, especially the members of my community. The factor that affects me most is the social factor. Being a full-time student, mother and lately a grandmother, I have a challenge of managing my time effectively. I tend to concentrate more on family issues than on my studies since the level of commitment on family is demanding, managing these factors and still required to maintain good academic performance has become a challenging task. Sporting activities is also a disruption to my studies. I coach the
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