Factors Affecting the Behavior of Business Management Irregular Students in Class in Cavite State University Imus Campus

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Introduction

Resident university students mostly treat Irregular students as insignificant due to differences in the attitudes and behaviors because of the reason of not easily coping up in classes due to the new event of the irregular students’ university life. Far Eastern University defined the term irregular student as “One who is unable to follow the sequence of the subjects outlined in the program curriculum, due to reasons of failure, dropping, leave of absence, and/or shifting. The program may or may not be finished within the immediate prescribed number of semesters/years”. As such, the researcher wanted to know the true reason behind these behaviors that affect these irregular students’ in their respective classes in entering Cavite State University- Imus.

The objective of this paper was to identify and explain the factors affecting the behavior of Business Management Irregular Students in class as well as in performance in school and to give knowledge and guide to the future Business Management Irregular students. The purpose of this study was to understand and overcome the difficulty and struggles of an Irregular Business Management student.

The significance of the study is to help the Irregular Business Management students about what the respondents might encounter and experience in their college in Cavite State University- Imus Campus.

The study focused on the factors affecting and the behavior of Business Management Irregular Students. With 29 number of respondents, the study was conducted in Cavite State University- Imus Campus during the second semester, A.Y. 2012-2013.

This study used the questionnaire survey in gathering data. The Questionnaire Survey Method is a list of a research or survey questions asked to respondents, and designed to extract specific information (WebFinance, 2013). This method was used because it was easy to make and not time- consuming. The cluster sampling was used in choosing the respondents, to be equal and fair in all Business Management Irregular students.

Results and Discussions

There were two parts of the questionnaire answered by the respondents. In the first part, there were five questions, the respondents were asked to encircle their answers.

Based on the results that were gathered on the first part of the survey, in the first question, Why did you become an Irregular Student?, majority of the respondent answered I’m a transferee from other school, and only 5 respondents answered, I stopped going in school for awhile. In the second question, Did you really like to enter in CVSU- Imus?, many answered I have no choice, and only few answered No. The third question was, How do you find CVSU- Imus?, Average, was the majority’s answered and the least answer was, I don’t care. In the fourth question, Who influenced you in studying CVSU- Imus, many answered that, Friends influenced them and few answered, Family. The last question was, Are you enjoying your stay in CVSU-Imus, majority answered A little bit while the least answered was No.

The part 2 of the questionnaire was a table. The respondents were asked to check the answers agree, strongly agree, disagree or strongly disagree in the factors specified in the questionnaire about the topic.

These were the results that were collected.

Factors| SA| A| SD| D|
1. Too much pressure in school (academic)| 16| 21| 0| 6| 2. Hard to socialize and interact with other students and professors| 3| 20| 5| 17| 3. Stress| 10| 14| 1| 3|
4. Many/few subjects to attend to| 2| 20| 2| 2|
5. Professors’ way of teaching| 5| 15| 6| 0|
6. Facilities of the school| 10| 7| 6| 4|
7. Tuition and Miscellaneousfees in school| 6| 13| 4| 5| 8. Time management| 7| 17| 2| 1|
9. Not confident in class| 4| 13| 4| 6|
10.Lack of money| 3| 13| 4| 8|
11.Health problems| 1| 10| 8| 9|

Table 1. List of the number of respondents that answered the...
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