Thesis: Catering and Academic Performance

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Chapter 1
Introduction
The extent of student’s learning in academics may be determined by the grades a student earns for a period of learning has been done. It is believed that a grade is a primary indicator of such learning. If a learner 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 account for the grades. Nearly four decades of research have contributed to our current portrait of effective curriculum enhancement. It must be remembered that the research area on this field is still continuing and new results and understanding will continue and new results and understanding will continue to emerge for many years. In a very general sense, the norms and satisfied with their jobs are exhibition at high levels, high morale about their learning performance, and more academic self-confidence. Professors who express a great deal of pride and satisfaction in their work appear to be most effective in classrooms. Student learning may be determined by their academic performances that focus on their personality and behavior. According to their grades we can determine the academic performance of a student. It says that if the student earns high grades it means that they learn a lot, while low grades indicates lesser learning. An academic institution provides curricular offerings that would meet the students’ needs and enhance their interest to fulfill academic tasks and responsibilities. Excellent academic performance is a mission not only of the institution but also of the students who earnestly pursuer their chosen degree. Many opportunities and varied undertakings are set and realized for the student’s benefits. They have consistently afforded opportunities to the students while in their stage of learning and acquiring knowledge and skills. Academic performance focuses and concentrates on having the right mind-set for raising your academic performance so you can learn more effectively. It is the outcome of education the extent to which a student, teacher or institution has achieved their educational goals. No single factor can definitely points out as predicting grades. It has been an inter play of so many factors – gender, age, parent’s educational attainment, status, number of siblings, birth order. In fact, almost all of existing environmental and personal factors are a variable of academic performance. There is 3rd yr. HRM students who may be smart but perform poorly despite the good learning in their schools. Among the factors that are liable for the student’s academic performance and low motivation the home environment is hardly mentioned. This study tries to find out whether the differences in academic performance and on the job training performance of selected students from 3rd and 4th yr. HRM students at Philippine Christian University. The researchers would like to analyze the possible relationship of academic performance of the selected 3rd yr. HRM students of Philippine Christian University Manila Campus SY. 2012 - 2013 Background of the Study

Academic Performance refers to how students deal with their studies and how they cope with or accomplish different tasks given to them by their teachers and it is also the ability to study and remember facts and being able to communicate your knowledge verbally or down on paper. Therefore, Academic Performance has been linked to differences in intelligence and personality. Students with higher mental and those who are higher in conscientiousness tend to achieve highly in academic settings. A recent meta-analysis suggested that mental curiosity has an important influence on academic performance in addition to intelligence and conscientiousness. In intelligence it is defined in many different ways including, but not limited to, understanding self-awareness, communication, reasoning, learning, knowledge and problem...
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