Physics is considered as one of the most difficult and mathematically rigorous of the sciences as a subject in high school. A student cannot learn much in Physics if he does not develop good study habits as well as his attitudes and use towards studying.
The role and study of Physics in our country is very vital in order to achieve better changes. Teaching of Physics as a subject its relationship that would enable them to apply and control the things .
It is a common knowledge that many students fail in studying Physics; even those who work hard often study in ways considered unproductive by Physics teachers. Several others are just contented with barely passing grades, never developing their skills and abilities to the highest level attainable.
What to study, where to study and how to study are indispensable to every student in physics class. In fact, proper study habits are the tool for acquiring deeper understanding in physics. Good study habits largely influence the level of performance of the student on the subject.
The stress on good study habits will undoubtedly improved the students’ level of performance. Study habits are important on the part of the students so that it can make use of their time effectively and purposely instead of wasting their time with insufficient study accomplishments. It will draw them to go further with less effort and laxity.
In view of this , the researcher proposes to conduct her study on the study habits of students in physics class to help the teachers raise the level of performance of their students through the development of proper study habits. The growing number of low performers on the subject point to the need for the redirection and development of students study attitudes and practices in the teaching learning process. The research work is an attempt to address to this need.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Generally, this research work is focused in determining the study habits in physics in selected fourth year students in Kakawate National High School during the second grading of the school year 2010-2011.
In support of the main problem the study sought to answer the following specific question: 1. What is the profile of the students in terms of:
2. What is the extent of the performance of good study habits of the students with reference to :
2.1 physical condition of the study
2.2scheduling study task
2.3 reading skills
2.6preparing for a test and
2.7taking a test
Review of Related Literature and Studies
This chapter presents the reviewed related literature , both from foreign and local authors and related studies from local author to substantiate and give a clearer view of this current research study relative problem cited hereto.
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
Because man is different from animals, he has the ability to think symbolically. In fact, he can recognize qualities, form, concepts, recall ,remember and memorize solutions until he forms habits (Kahayon and Young, 1992).
If study habits are formed during the early years, some educational problems could be solved such as those involving the difficulty of pupils in solving mathematical problems and their reading difficulty. Aquino averred that academic failure caused by reading difficulty gives rise to feelings of inferiority and frustrations. Because of this, teachers and parents should guide students in order to form good study habits.
Andres (1982) noted that one of the three main factors affect the success in study is the ability in studying. This ability involves knowing what to study and how to study.
Likewise, Gregorio suggested some measures by which students can be properly guided on how to study. These are follows: a) develop in the students an active interest in effective study based on an understanding of its...