This chapter represents and describes the research design, research setting,sampling procedure,data gathering instruments and statistical treatments of data. Research Design
The descriptive method of research was used in this study.With this it does not only require the collection and tabulation of data,but also it entails describing the data presented in this paper.In particular, the study attempted to describe and analyze the factors that lead the development of tardiness among the students of Xavier University High School. Research Setting
The research was done in Xavier University Highschool- Ateneo de Cagayan, Cagayan de Oro City. June 1999 marked the beginning of co-education at XUHS and the transfer to the new campus at Pueblo de Oro,its present location,where the respondents of this study where taken.
XUHS is owned and administered by the Philippine province of the Society of Jesus.It has been engaged in forming the Filipino youth of the region to become crusaders for God and country through a pedagogy that integrates the Ignatian spirituality in all phases of school life(PAASCU,2011). Furthermore, the school has been accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools,Colleges,and Universities(PAASCU) since 1977 (XUHS Faculty Manual,2000).After the lates 2011 re-survey,XUHS has been granted full accreditation for a period of five years and consistently maintained Level II.
At present,XUHS has a population of 1,864.For this school year the First Year level has 10 sections; the Second Year has 11 sections.;the Third Year has 10 sections and Fourth Year has 11 sections.It has an average of 45 students for each class. Sampling Procedure
This study made use of random sampling. All sections in each year lever were considered.On the other hand,the respondents were selected randomly.
It was determined for the First Year level that St. Aloysius Gonzaga,Bl.Peter Faber, St. Francis Borga,St Francis...