HAILAR, EVANGELENE ESQUILLO, Tarlac College of Agriculture, Camiling, Tarlac,
PERFORMANCE OF SECOND YEAR STUDENTS IN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOLS IN GERONA, TARLAC AS INFLUENCED BY MOTIVATION AND ATTITUDE TOWARD BIOLOGY.
ADVISER: MILANI C. PETERO, MAT
This study was conducted to describe the second year students in the national high schools of Gerona, Tarlac in terms of their level of performance, attitude and motivation toward Biology. It aimed to determine the learning areas in Biology in which the determine the extent of influence of attitude and motivation toward Biology performance. Finally, it also aimed to determine the extent of relationship between the students’ first and second quarter grades in Biology and their performance in Biology test.
The subjects were the second year students of the seven National High schools of Gerona, Tarlac. There was three instruments used in the study: the Biology attitude questionnaire, the Biology Motivation Questionnaire, the 50- item Biology test (Division validated First and second Quarter tests). The study made use of description comparative- correlation research method.
Results show that 244 or 81.09% of the students had average level of performance in Biology. They have Desirable attitude toward Biology; 44% are moderately motivated while 49% are motivated. Nature of Biology (first quarter) and Plant Organ System (second quarter) were the major topics in Biology where students showed their strengths while Life Energy (first quarter) and Describing Cell Cycle , Circulatory System and Reproduction were the topics where students showed their weaknesses. There is significant variation of schools in terms of Biology performance of students . Interest towards Biology, their Biology teacher and equipment they used have significant influence to their Biology performance, therefore there is also significant influence of students’ attitude to their performance in Biology test. Motivation...
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