COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
STA. MESA, MANILA
THE EFFECT OF THE SOCIAL FACTORS ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF THE SELECTED STUDENTS IN THE BACHELOR IN BUSINESS TEACHER EDUCATION OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
FLORENTINO, MARJORIE S.
BENLOT, ZENNY T.
FIESTADA, NATALIE JANE F.
DR. CAROLINE SUMANDE
In entering a new environment like universities and colleges, students tend to be joining in a lot of peer groups in order for them to have new friends and easily adjust to their new environment. But in joining in these groups, there are effects which can be sited in their academic performance. A lot of college students, nowadays, are having much time in their other activities and agendas rather than being focused on their studies. There are many social factors affecting one’s academic performance. These factors include the organizations, student cults or the fraternities, sports activities, and romantic relationships. These could use a lot of time for the students that should be utilized in their academic activities like reviewing and reading notes. Sometimes, these could also affect their academics by means of being more attached to one of the social factors mentioned. According to a research done by Mukul Bhalla (2003), students who are involved in a romantic relationship are motivated in their academics but tend to be more stressful because they are forced to manage their time. Also according to Victoria Erin (2010), some students who are members of student cults not just lose their focus but also are a destructive social relationship to their life. It is also mentioned in the article of Grace Anne Harmony (2008) that some fraternities tend to be deadly to the society. The question now and purpose of this study is to identify those selected BBTE students who are involved in these social factors and its effects to their academic performance. But on the contrary, some studies show that it has positive effects on the side of the student. According to Naurt (2009), simply looking at the picture of the partner reduces the stress and these benefits to its emotional health. Research also shows that having a strong and quality social relationship brings fulfillment and happiness to an individual.
II. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The study will be focusing on the effects of the said social factors mentioned and how the selected BBTE students are able to manage or balance their romantic relationship, student cults, organizations, or sports activity with their academic performance in class. Some of these social factors, as some researchers have found, that it helps an individual in their emotional health, but what about the student’s academic performance? This study will identify those effects on the selected BBTE students in order to come to a solution of having a quality and effecting learning and at the same time being involved in other activities. In the adolescent stage, they try to join in peer groups and be attached to it. Sometimes, they tend to imitate the attitudes and activities of their peers that affect a lot of aspects in their life. This study will also identify how attached students are in their social activities and what steps should be done in order for the researchers to know what recommendations to impose for the students, teachers, and also parents to be aware of what outcomes it may contribute to the students.
III. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
This study is supported by the research done by S.S Umar et. Al, that according to their conclusion, student cults are an academic hindrance and also an outright evil. On the students who are having a romantic relationship, they have the highest impact and are having a psychological barrier for them to cope with the learning process. While the excessive involvement in the sports, clubs, and organizations can pose a...