Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

The Preparedness of Saudi Universities to Implement the Trimester System: A Forecast Study from Faculty Members Perspective


Zainah M. Alqahtani*

The goal of this study was to determine the level of readiness required for Saudi universities to operate under the trimester system. Due to its applicability to the study’s topic, the researcher used the descriptive-analytical approach to address the study’s questions. The questionnaire was the major tool used to gather data in order to meet the study’s objectives. The questionnaire consisted of 21 items divided into 3 axes, and the study community included all faculty members at some universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the academic year 2022 (1443-1444AH). There were 359 academic members in the study sample. The study produced several results, the most important of which are (1) the highest level of readiness to work in the trimester system was with technical preparations, with a rating of 80.67%,(2) Saudi universities are only medially prepared to work in the trimester system, at 77.33%, and (3) Saudi universities in the category of administrative concerns received the lowest score. With a rating of 75.67%, they were just minimally prepared.


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