An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


This study aimed to exploring the factors contributing grades’inflation in jordanian universities: Faculty - Oriented ViewPoint،The study sample consisted of (300) faculty member selected as stratified random sample from four public and private universities، the study followed the descriptive analytical approach and build a questionnaire for grades inflation factors. Results detected three factors that contribute to grades inflation and its relationship with some variables: the factor (the role of members in grades inflation) has get first place، followed by a factor (the diversity and abundance of options available to the student)،and finally came (university policies)، all values achieved (medium) value. The results showed statistically significant differences in the total score of the scale due to the variable (gender، type of university، college،academic degree) toward (female، private universities، the Faculty of Economics، and lecturer) ، respectively. While the results did not show any statistically significant differences attributed to the variables of type of work and years of experience. The results showed statistically significant differences in the degree of some of the grades’inflation factors differences due to the variables of the study. The study recommends conducting similar studies on other variables did not address in this study: University Characteristics، faculty and curriculum to reveal their importance in explaining the grades’inflation. The study also recommends that similar studies for the detection of the contributing of the grades’inflation factors from the perspective of students.