E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 4, 2023

Exploring the Learning Problems and Academic Achievement of Orphan Students through Psychoeducational Group Intervention

Author(s): Dzatul Asma Rasidi, Mohd Izwan Mahmud


An orphan is a child without a mother or father. Orphans are also noble children in the eyes of God Almighty and other human beings. Efforts to build orphans who continue to progress towards a meaningful life for the well-being of themselves, the community and the country need to be carried out in a balanced way in all fields, especially the academic field. This study explores the factors influencing learning problems and student academic achievement through psychoeducational group intervention. The study participants comprised six students at an orphanage between the ages of 8 to 13. The research methodology is qualitative, using a case study design. A total of 4 psychoeducational group intervention sessions were conducted face-to-face. Interview and observation data were analyzed using a thematic and coding process to generate themes. The findings of the study resulted in 4 main themes which is 2 themes for objective (i) and 2 themes for objectives (ii) namely (1) Learning Style (2) Cognitive Style (3) Individual Factors and (4) Environmental Factors. The implications of this study can provide information and guidance to Guidance and Counselling Teachers at schools and the dormitory administration to find factors that cause learning problems and student academic achievement and find new alternatives for students in the review session. A suggestion for future studies is to apply the psychoeducational group intervention module in this study to a larger group so that comparisons can be made.

Keywords: Psychoeducational Group Intervention, Problem Affecting Academic, Academic Achievement, Problem Learning

Pages: 207-214

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