Noor Abdulrazzaq a , Mustapha Kamal a , Ashjan Muhsen a , Ali Tareq b , Riyadh Al Zubaidi a , Ali Al Mousawi a
a Medical College , Karbala University ,Karbala , Iraq.
b Dentistry College , Karbala University , Karbala , Iraq.


Objective:This study was performed to investigate the factors affecting students’ academic Failure in University of Karbala collage of medicine. Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive study, convenience sampling, 108 students of University of Karbala collage of medicine. In time period between (25/7/2016-1/8/2016) the students’ study information were collected by a valid and reliable questionnaire. The students had answered the questionnaire online. Data were analyzed with SPSS (20) software and excel software was used to gather descriptive statistics and run independent t-test, one-way ANOVA. Results: The most important factors affecting educational failure from students’ point of view were: 1- family effect: family member effect *(1.203 ± 0.119), separation from family *(1.154 ± 0.117) and friend’s effect factor (2.288±1.146), has minimal effect on the academic performance. 2-learner factor: Time Organization (3.691± 0.6786 ) ,interest in study has large effect (3.495±0.872 ) ,Attendance of lectures and scientific laboratories(3.065±1.0119 ), Futuristic goals stand in front of enthusiasm for the school(1.663±1.054). 3-lecturer factor : A-Exposure to stress(3.177± 1.053) ,Teaching methods used are in appropriate Subject given are very large (3.349±0.793), 4- learning environment :learn individually (2.850±1.097) , Learn in small groups lead to loss of time (2.345±1.229) most of student find that it’s better to spend time as group learner than learning individually . The weakly exam make stressful environment for student (2.906±1.032). The influence of friends, cause decline in the academic level (2.364± 1.216) it depends on personal variation. 5-The complexity of the scientific material effect to (3.084± 1.001). Conclusion: Time management has large effect on their performance. Teaching methods used are not appropriate and very large. Lectures sequence leads to a lack of concentration and stress. Family separation has minimal negative effects. Most of student fined that it’s better to spend time as group learner than learning individually. Copyright©2017, Noor Abdulrazzaq. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.