Learning and Study Habits

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Chapter 1
The Problem and Its Background
Introduction

The level of learning a student has in academics can be determined by the grades a students earns for a period of learning has been done. It is believed that a grade is a primary indicator of such learning. If a student earns high grades it is concluded that he or she may also have learned a lot while low grades indicate lesser learning. However, many experiences and studies found out there are also several factors that would account for the grades. No single factor can be definitely pointed out as predicting grades. It has been an 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, we would like to investigate the possible relationship of study habits and the factors affecting it to the academic achievement of the selected Third Year students in Blessed Mary Academy.

Success in any school depends heavily on how well they know how to study. In this study, we also want to help them develop good study skills and good habits in order to make the best use of their study time. Any skill they gain is a habit. Indeed, all learning is acquiring a habit. How is it that some students easily manage their study time while others cram hopelessly at the last minute? The answer is simple. People who manage their time and study habits wisely will plan well ahead to make it easier on themselves. The investigation on this area thus becomes a real compelling motivation for us to conduct this study.

“THE EFFECT OF STUDY HABITS ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SELECTED THIRD YEAR STUDENTS IN BLESSED MARY ACADEMY,
SCHOOL YEAR 2012-2013”

Cagas, April John S.
Alcuaz, Carlos Gabriel G.
Asis, Monica Mikee S.
Pestañas, Andrea Renee A.

Conceptual Framework

Independent VariablesDependent Variable

Study HabitsAcademic Performances

The Independent variables are the factors affecting the dependent variable.

Statement of the problem

This study is intended to find out the factors affecting the study habits of the Third Year

students in Blessed Mary Academy.

It also aimed to answer the following questions:

1. What extent of influence did the independent variables like time management have on

students academic performance?

2. Did the independent variables significantly influence students academic performance?

Significance of the Study

The researchers believe that students, particularly the Third Year students in Blessed

Mary Academy will benefit from the findings of this study since it provides basis for awareness

and better understanding of how their current study habits affect their academic performance.

Likewise it gives them a more focused and clear perspective on how the specific behaviors

related to their studies influenced study habits. Consequently, this awareness also gives a much

deeper understanding of their selves as students considering that the college life is typically the

point of all developmental adjustment demands.

Scope and Delimitation

The study focuses on the effects of study habits to the academic performance of the

selected Third Year students. Its objective is to show the relativity of the students study habits

with its grade. The limitation of this research is that only those selected students in third year

level can participate in this research.

Definition of Terms

The researchers defined the following terms based on the study’s perspective.

1) Study Habits- In this study this word refers to what the student does at home or in

school to facilitate the completion of an assignment or a project, to enhance/facilitate

learning for his personal...
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