Common Difficulties Encountered by High School Students in Philippines

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Common Difficulties Encountered by High School Students
And their Coping Mechanism


A research paper submitted to the
New Era University research center

Hanz Lumba
Christine Keith Tercias
Radnan Oneza
Herminia Salamat
Donna Valenzuela
Shaira Martinez
Marko Capili

March 2013

I. Background of the Study
Students all over the world face a number of problems which dishearten them. There are so many issues they have to deal with- study, time, money, relationships, job hopes, and more. Parent’s previous experience and education does not always equip them in dealing with such pressures. Many students will not admit their problems due to various reasons and this may eventually hamper a
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Statement of the Problem:
This study is an attempt to find out the common difficulties that high school students encounter.
Specifically, this study will seek to answer the following questions: 1. What are the subjects that the respondents have difficulties? 2. Why do the students find those subjects difficult? 3. What are the coping mechanisms of the students regarding the said difficulties? 4. Is there a significant difference between the 3rd and 4th year high school students in terms of:
4.1 Gender,
4.2 Subject difficulty

Our hypothesis for this study is that the subjects in which the students find difficult the most are Mathematics and Science. We presume that the factors that make these subjects difficult are the teachers and the subject itself. We assume that the coping mechanisms of the students are self-studying and advanced reading. We also believe that the respondents of this research who experience more difficulties academically are the fourth year high school students.

Significance of the Study
We believe that this study will benefit the students, the teachers, and even the parents because of the following reasons:
The teachers and educators will know how to improve their teaching techniques, the materials they use, or the schedule appointed, depending on the result of the survey as to which factor the respondents believe is the reason for that subject difficulty.
Parents will
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