Standardized Test and Dormitory Lodges

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Presented to
The Faculty of Psychology Department
Our Lady of Fatima University
Quezon City

In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for the Degree
Bachelor of Science in Psychology


Calinisan, Irish D.
Oxeniola, Eryenn Mae M.
Silvero, Mary Rose Ann M.
October, 2009

Chapter 1

In entering college, many important factors that affect the academic achievement of each student who are living in a dormitory and the advantages of staying in their own house. In managing a comfortable student life, choosing a place where you will stay is one decision you should think of. While moving out on your own is a big step for most young people, also a learning experience will help them to realize just what it takes to survive in the real world. College life is a time when young adults learn who they really are. College is about living and getting to know you more. It is a time to examine and test new roles, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors. Many students from the province also wants to enjoy the high quality of education has in the city and some of them doesn’t have relatives around from where they can stay while studying. College students face many challenges and changes throughout this crucial developmental time. This includes being away from home for the first time, worrying about being able to handle work and homesickness, balancing studying and partying, deciding whether or not he review his lessons. College students, on a daily basis, are forced to contend with such issues about their academic and social lives. A home is a place where the members feel they really belong. It reflects the spirit of friendliness and good will. It is also a place for happiness and fun. Thus, the role of the parents and the home is vital in the upbringing of children. Living with your family and living all by yourself is like living on two different planets. It will affect every detail of your life, right down to the way you talk, the foods you eat, and how much money you can spend. It will also determine how often your friends visit and how much freedom you have. Living with your parents is similar to living in a royal palace; you will enjoy the luxuries of an elegant house, clean laundry, and a slightly bigger budget. While living under the rule of the parents, you will have to leave the house in order to socialize. Living with your family force you to read your notes and do an assignment, because the eyes of your parents always stay with you. Therefore, they will have a higher expectation from your achievements in school.  No one said that living in an unknown place, with unknown people and unusual circumstances is easy. Challenging are the experiences in a dormitory which eventually reveals a person’s alter ego, develop his grip of survival and tests his personal upbringing in one way or another. Nevertheless, life in dormitory be considered a real world or another place of compromise, several lessons are learned here that will either make or break a young mind at his time. Having a dormitory, students spend more time in studying and relaxing inside their respective rooms. They have a lot of time reviewing their lessons if they want to, especially if they have examinations. The dormitory becomes a comfortable and friendly “home away from home."  Students do their best to provide a family-like atmosphere in dorms. There is close interaction between students and their roommates, building an atmosphere of care and mutual understanding. Living alone, however, yields much more room for fun. The new freedom comes with a greater responsibility as well especially on the academic achievements of the students. Living alone, you will only prove to them that you can make it out on your own. The researchers have come up an idea to conduct a study in the difference of the achievement level among BS...
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