Programming: factors that influence success

Bergin, Susan and Reilly, Ronan (2005) Programming: factors that influence success. [Conference Proceedings]

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Abstract

his paper documents a study, carried out in the academic year 2003-2004, on fifteen factors that may influence performance on a first year object-oriented programming module. The factors included prior academic experience, prior computer experience, self-perception of programming performance and comfort level on the module and specific cognitive skills. The study found that a student's perception of their understanding of the module had the strongest correlation with programming performance, r=0.76, p‹0.01. In addition, Leaving Certificate (LC) mathematics and science scores were shown to have a strong correlation with performance. A regression module, based upon a student's perception of their understanding of the module, gender, LC mathematics score and comfort level was able to account for 79% of the variance in programming performance results.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2015 17:45
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 19:59
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/1771

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