Causes of Teacher's Favoritism and Its Effects on the University Students: A Case Study
1-Amjid Ali : Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Islamia College, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.2-Dost Muhammad Khan: Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.3-Mujeeb Hussain : PhD Scholar (Statistics), Department of Statistics Islamia College, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.
This study aims at exploring and examining the causes of teacher's favoritism
and its effects on the university students. Quantitative tools are applied to
collect data for the study and to check its reliability. The results of the data
reveal that the teachers favor the students on the basis of gender, race, area,
similar political ideology and family/blood relation. The study also indicates
that a teacher's favoritism in the class affects boldness, mutual trust and
respects between students and teacher which results in the student's struggle
for favoritism instead of studies and academic achievements. Moreover, the
students may opt for leaving the institute in which favoritism exists. The study
also shows that both male and female students have the same opinions
regarding different factors and effects of favoritism. The study concludes that
the students' flair, potential, abilities and academic achievements should be
emphasized as essential criteria for testing and evaluating the students'
academic performance. It will, further, compel the students to focus on their
studies, rather than on gaining teacher's favor.
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