Academic Underachievement of Learners at School: A Literature Review

Authors

  • Nooe Esther Chere
  • Dipane Hlalele

Abstract

This paper provides an account of academic underachievement using a literature review. It begins by describing what academic underachievement is as a global conern. Different etiological models, characteristics, types and symptoms of academic underachievers are discussed. The paper concludes with a dsicussion of school-related factors affecting acadeimc underachievement. We conclude by noting that learners need to be made aware of the existence of academic underachievment and that the phenomenon is pervasive but can be dealt with.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n23p827

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Published

2014-11-06

How to Cite

Chere, N. E., & Hlalele, D. (2014). Academic Underachievement of Learners at School: A Literature Review. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(23), 827. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/4599