Health is one important factor to be considered. No doubt that student's health should be kept well in order to maintain performance. Breakfast is important and should not be skipped. It acts as student's main energy to keep him/her well until lunch. Besides breakfast, sports and nutrition must be well-balanced. 2. Stress
As told from above, stress can be deadly for some students because it can drop their performance down to the lowest level if not being taken care. There are many factors that can cause stress, such as too many assignments, exam preparations, and lack of self-confidence. Stress must be eliminated as soon as possible before it affects entirely to student's performance. As we can see from a reliable source, About.com, There are many ways to reduce stress. One should be able to manage their time. Besides that, students should also be able to create a perfect learning environment for their studies. These things will surely reduce one's stress and improve his / her performance. 3. Bullying
According to Wikipedia, Bullying is an abusive treatment towards someone else that may result from verbal harassment, to physical contact. In schools, bullying is usually done by students with higher "authority", meaning students with more physical abilities or someone with gangs. Bullying can cause performance drop to other students, because they feel unsafe at school. Bullying is hard to terminate, but student and teachers must take proper actions towards bullying. Actions
such as reporting to teachers and giving appropriate punishments may be the best action to reduce bullying. What's important is to make students feel safe at school. 4. Family Problems
Aside from bullying and stress, family problems seem to have quite an impact on certain students' performance. While bullying and stress comes from inside the school, family problems are the matter of your own. This make family problem hard to solve, because students must take action on his/her own regarding his/her family. If not taken care as soon as possible, family problems may cause students to have their mental dropped and resulted in low performance. WikiHow has given plenty of advices in sorting family matters. One must be able to talk the matter with all of his / her family members and one mustn't hesitate to ask the professionals (teachers, etc.). As students, they should try their best to maintain his/her student performance. Not only that will affect their school life, but also their careers and the rest of their lives. sources :
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
The extent of student’s learning in academics may be determined by the grades that a student earns for a period of learning has been done. It is believed that a grade is a primary factor that indicates of such learning. If a student earns high grades it is concluded that they may also have learned a lot while low grades indicate lesser learning. However, many experiences and studies found out that there are also several factors that would affect the grades. Not a single factor can be definitely pointed out as predicting grades. It has been interplay of so many factors – gender, IQ, study habits, age, year level, parent’s educational attainment, social status, number of siblings, birth order, etc. In fact, almost all of existing environmental and personal factors are a variable of academic performance. However, at this point in time, the researcher would like to investigate the possible relationship of study habits and the factors affecting it to the academic achievement of under secondary student of Jaime G. Espena...