A Narrative Study within the Experiences of University Students Who were Placed Under Academic Probation

학사경고를 받은 대학생에 대한 내러티브 연구적 접근

  • Received : 2018.08.10
  • Accepted : 2018.11.20
  • Published : 2018.11.28


The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experiences of university students who were placed under academic probation. A qualitative research design was used to understand the experiences of students. The data were collected using individual in-depth interviews with 4 students who had experiences of low academic achievements at least once during 5 semesters. Low self esteem was the main issue in this study and inner struggles were identified within 4 themes: Outstanding students controlled by helpers; A costume play as a outstanding student; Realize that I am a under academic achiever; Realize who I am and what I have to do. This study identified that low academic achievement brings to low self esteem seriously, however, human being has strong resilience in the traumatic circumstances. Thus, it is absolutely necessary devoting efforts to develop suitable student supporting programs in the way of inner and outer network systems.


Academic probation;Learning strategy;Underachiever;Self esteem;Narrative study

Table 1. Narrative Analysis of Low Academic Achievement Stories

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Supported by : Sehan University


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