Effect of Broken Home

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Academic Perfomance of Students Coming from Broken Homes
CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study:

Broken homes are experience by some of the students not only with those in poverty line families but same goes to middle and higher class families. Parents chose to live separately regardless how their children feel and its impact to their lives, however, there are still parents in spite of the situation still supports and care of their children in their studies, and others.

It is worthy to note that majority of high school students in the country who got poor or failing grades in their academic subjects came from broken homes. Some of them as we saw were not just having poor academic performance but instead they let themselves be retained at their year level after dropping-out their respective subjects. It is timely to identify or to determine if students in high school who came from broken homes are greatly affected in their academic classes.

To find out the answers of this query, the researcher aims to study “The Academic Performance of Students Coming from Broken Homes”.

THE PROBLEM

Statement of the Problem:

This research study aimed to explore and determine the academic performance of high school students coming from broken homes. Likewise, it would found out whether students coming from broken homes affect their academic performance during the academic year 2010-2011.

Specifically, this research sought to answer the following sub-problems:

1.) What is the profile of the respondents in terms of:

1.1. gender; and

1.2. age?

2. What is the level of academic performance of the high school students coming from broken homes?

3. Is there a significant divergence from the normal curve of high school students’ academic performance coming from broken homes?

Statement Hypotheses

This study tested the following null hypotheses:

Ho1: There is no significant correlation between gender and academic performance.

Ho2: There is no significant correlation between age and academic performance.

Ho3: There is no significant divergence from the normal curve of high school students’ academic performance coming from broken homes.

Significance of the Study:

The findings of this study would provide a characterization of the institution as a whole, which have investigative value with respect to the administrative, academic, and student guidance services.

This study would be beneficial to the administrators of the school since they can pick up possible remedies to address the growing numbers of students in the country belonging to a broken or disoriented family who thereby experienced academic problems or poor academic performance, if not failed or drop-out.

The teachers would gain insights to the underlying cause of the students’ academic problems and how they can be of help to the students to cope their life and academic difficulties.

For the guidance counselors, knowledge of the academic performance and problems encountered by the students would lead them to adjust the program of guidance services in order to include ways and means that would enable students to enhance their academic performance. Also, they would include provisions in the program that would assist students’ resolve the problem confronting them.

The parents shall be benefited of the output of the study for they can understand the importance of their respective role as a parent and this shall help them realize to value their family and give more quality time to their children.

The output of the study would be beneficial for the readers and future researchers for them to know the significant relationship of broken or disoriented family towards academic performance of the students so that they will be interested to investigate further the reasons of poor academic performance.

Scope and Limitation of the Study

This study primarily focuses on the academic performance of the high school students...
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