Effects of National Politics on Students’ Learning Experiences in Higher Education


  • Iram Naz
  • Misbah Malik Assistant Professor, Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Syeda Ayesha Naseem


Effect of National Politics, University students, Students Personality, Study aspects


This descriptive study aimed to investigate the effects of national politics on university students’ learning experience. The study was conducted at the University of the Punjab, Lahore, in 2022. A survey was conducted through a sample of 250 university students selected from six randomly chosen departments using a simple random sampling technique. A questionnaire was developed for data collection, with a five-point Likert scale from Strongly Agree to Disagree Strongly, to elicit students’ responses regarding the problems they faced due to political instability in the country. There were 30 statements related to the effects of politics on the learning, personality, and social relations of university students. The findings revealed that the political situation of the country and the university had various adverse effects on students’ learning. Political situation not only affected their study but also affected their emotion, personality, and social relations have also been affected. It was observed that due to the worse political situation in the country, university students were more involved in political activities. Students showed less interest in academic endeavors that could ultimately affect their learning, emotions, and social relations. In light of these findings, educating students to avoid political matters is recommended, and learners should try to keep education and political issues separate. They should focus their studies and minimize the use of social media for political engagement.


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How to Cite

Iram Naz, Misbah Malik, & Syeda Ayesha Naseem. (2023). Effects of National Politics on Students’ Learning Experiences in Higher Education. Archives of Educational Studies (ARES), 3(2), 258–278. Retrieved from https://ares.pk/ojs/index.php/ares/article/view/71