Factors Affecting the Academic Achievement of Freshmen College Students in Science at Universidad de Manila

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CHAPTER I THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND Introduction Achievement of students in schools has been the concern of school authorities. Several solutions have been offered in order to improve the quality of instruction. Some of these prove to be effective for some time, but later new innovations are introduced thus sometimes affect the teaching-learning situations in the classrooms. Science subjects are important because this field have greatly benefited mankind in its efforts to improve the quality of life. In view of this, college education plays a vital role in molding the minds, interest, awareness and concern of an individual to prepare himself for the future. Recognizing that science makes life easier…show more content…
These are personal factors such as, educational qualification of parents, attitude of the students toward science, availability of learning materials, peer motivation and Learning styles. Independent variables Dependent variable FIGURE 1 Research Paradigm Factors Affecting the Academic Achievement of Freshmen College Students in Science at Universidad de Manila The paradigm shows the independent variables, which are the personal factors and learning style factors, are said to be affecting the dependent variable which is the student’s science achievement. . Statement of the Problem The purpose of this study is to determine the factors affecting the academic achievement of freshmen college students in science at Universidad de Manila during the first semester of school year 2012-2013. Specifically, it attempts to answer the following questions: 1. What is the academic achievement of freshmen college students in science? 2. Which of the following factors affect the science achievement of the respondents? 2.1 Personal Factors; and 2.1.1 Educational qualifications of the parents; 2.1.2 Availability of learning materials; 2.1.3attitudes toward science; and 2.1.4 Peer Motivation Factor? 2.2 Learning Style Factors? 2.2.1 Visual 2.2.2 Auditory 3. Tactile /

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