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The Impact of Educational Furniture of Schools on Learning and Academic Achievement of Students at Elementary Level

Authors: Abdolreza Gilavand

Int J Med Res Health Sci.343-348 | pdf PDF Full Text

ABSTRACT
Accessing the summits of science and culture and further luster of every country in the scientific fields is rooted in
education and training of that country, and supplying appropriate and efficient educational spaces, coordinated
with country’s educational system are the most important necessities to achieve this important principle. Therefore,
this research has been performed to investigate Impact of Educational Furniture of Schools on Learning and
Academic Achievement of Students at Elementary Level of the city of Ahvaz, at the southwest of the Islamic Republic
of Iran year 2015-2016.At a cross-sectional study (2015-2016), a total of 210 students were selected randomly as
sample of study. Cluster sampling was done by appropriate allocation and questionnaires were randomly divided
among students. Data collection tools included Hermance’s achievement motivation questionnaire and researcherconstructed
questionnaire (observation checklist to examine the physical parameters of educational furniture in
educational institutions) and interviews with students. Data of study were analyzed using SPSS- 21 software. The
results obtained from this study showed that appropriate educational furniture has positive impact on the ratio of
learning and educational progress of students at elementary level (P<0.05).Suggested that required efforts are done
to design educational furniture such as table and bench for various grades of elementary level in every region
according to the existing anthropometric dimensions database.
Key Words: Educational Furniture, Educational Institutions, Elementary School, Academic Achievement, Students.

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