Correlation of Study Habits and Academic Performance in Physics of Fourth Year Students in Saint Annes Catholic School in Hagonoy, Bulacan

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CORRELATION OF STUDY HABITS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN PHYSICS OF FOURTH YEAR STUDENTS IN SAINT ANNES CATHOLIC SCHOOL IN HAGONOY, BULACAN

Abstract
Common problem of the students that contributes to their poor academic performance is the lack of proper study habits. For an excellent performance, there wasa need for the student to have a good study habit. A student, who wants to study well, needs to choose a suitable practice for his studies. How to study is as important as what to study and how to go about studying. There were 48 fourth year high school respondents of St.Anne’s Catholic School in Hagonoy, Bulacan , consisting of 12 males and 36 females. The study use descriptive method of research to determine the correlation of study habits and academic performance of fourth year students in Physics. Validated researcher-made surveyquestionnaire was given to the respondents. Frequency, Mean and Percentage was used in the preliminary gathering of data and followed by the Linear Correlation as the statistical treatment for the study. A planned programme of study is a good strategy to motivate students to explore, ask questions and solve problems that confront them. Among the objectives of education is the clause “the need to help the individual to develop his/her full potentials”. This cannot be achieved without a proper planning to make students develop positive attitudes towards learning, one of the reasons for having a good study programme in the school environment. Therefore, learning is a change in behaviour. Such a change is seen in their mental reasoning, physical growth, manipulative skills and development of values and interests. The change may be easy or difficult depending on the home and the school environment. Studying presents problems to students in various forms. Some students have the eagerness to study but may not know the strategies to study effectively.

Key words: Age, Gender, Study habits, Academic Performance, Grade Point Average (GPA), School Environment,

The advancement of any community or nation depends largely on the quality of education given to its clientele. Hence, formal education remains the vehicle for socio-economic advancement and social mobilization in any society.A student’s study habit was always a factor to improve his/her academic performance in school. Somehow it could also be an indicator of transfer of learning at the end of every grading period and is usually manifested during examination days and its results. This study discussed about the correlation of study habits and academic performance in Physics. The respondents of this study were the fourth year students of Saint Annes Catholic School in Hagonoy, Bulacan and it was taken into consideration in order to know if there was an existing relationship between study habits of students and their academic performance. This also aims to be the venue for students, teachers, parents and administrators to understand the process of learning. The purpose of this study was to further give consideration to the different factors that affect the students’ academic performance in school .Also to implore methods and strategies to make students improve their study habits and in return improve their academic performance in school. Improving study habits may results to improving academic performance. Maybe all of this was a matter of visualizing ones’ goal in life and it was possible in just a matterof self-discipline. The study used descriptive method of research to determine the correlation of study habits and academic performance of fourth year students in Physics in Saint Annes’ Catholic School in Hagonoy, Bulacan. The researchers also used validated survey-made questionnaire. Frequency, Mean and Percentage was used in the preliminary gathering of data followed by the Linear Correlation as the statistical treatment for the study. The respondents of the study were the fourth year students of Saint Annes’ Catholic School in...
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