International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Empirical Research on Education and Student Failure: Teachers’ Psychological and Sociological Interpretations
Giavrimis Panagiotis, Papanis Efstratios, Eugenia A. Panitsidou, Papastamatis Adamantios

The present study aims to record teachers’ views on the factors influencing students’ success or failure respectively, in Greece. Moreover, it seeks to identify structural deficiencies in the Greek education system, related to school failure phenomena, in order to provide for grounded political suggestions Throughout contemporary literature, various psychological and social variables have been identified as causes of student failure, such as motivation, self-esteem, family context, education system, teacher or student personality. Our quantitative research was conducted on a sample consisting of 300 teachers of primary and secondary education in Greece. Data analysis indicated that the phenomenon of student failure or success is multifaceted, depending on various social as well as economic parameters.

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