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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Factors Behind Low-Quality Academic Works: The Case Of Supervisors And Supervisees At Mohamed Kheider University Of Biskra, Algeria

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Academic virtues, Candidates, Graduation, Higher studies, Perseverance, Qualification, Supervisory skills.



This paper investigates academic supervision that is pivotal for the development of academic research and the evolution of higher studies. One of the main difficult challenges that teachers encounter is supervising their candidates. This process requires a lot of patience, hard work and perseverance. Similarly, the fact of being supervised students creates a lot of pressure on the part of the supervisees in which they should prove themselves as researchers who deserve a particular academic qualification. Although the academic virtues of supervision imply guiding the supervisees, helping them to locate data that is relevant to their topic and improving the quality of their work, there may exist several problems and sensitivities between the supervisor and supervisee. This study aims at identifying the factors, which contribute to the low-quality of the academic works, such as dissertations and theses. In order to investigate the issue, questionnaires were administered to 83 participants, namely 30 teachers (supervisors), 3 Doctorate candidates and 50 Master 2 students involved in different specialties at Mohamed Kheider University of Biskra in Algeria. Through these questionnaires, it was attempted to diagnose some of the factors behind the difficulties encountered in the supervision process and the reasons that lead to problems in the supervisory relationship. The latter revealed that the supervisees’ deficiency and supervisors’ inefficient supervisory skills are the main inducements for the failure of the supervisory process, which may influence in many cases the quality of the student’s graduation work.



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