Factors Affecting the Academic Performance of Working Students

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Factors Affecting the academic performance of working students

Chapter 1 THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
Introduction
The financial burden of education fees are rising. Due to the continues increasing price of tuition fees, school fees and other education finances, families tend to face financial crisis particularly on managing the budget of the family income. These includes the budget for food, education, electricity bills and other financial bills. The family is unable manage it all since their income is incapable of affording those bills especially the valuable price on education finances. Considering those facts, students affected by the crisis experience by their family, students will be obliged
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The independent variable include the factors such as personal, family, environment/school and work. At the personal factor it includes age, sex, year level and occupation of parents. Under the family factor are family income and no. of siblings. environment/school it includes school activities, schedule of classes and academic requirements. It also include the factors at work such as schedule of work and number of hours at work. The dependent variable is the academic performance of working students.

Statement of the Problem This study was designed to find out the different factors affecting the academic performance of working students. Specifically it seeks to answer the following questions: 1. What is the profile of the student respondents?

2.1 Age
1.2 sex
1.3 year level
1.4 no. of siblings
1.5 occupations of parents 2. What are the different factors affecting the academic performance of Working students? 2.1 Personal 2.2 Family 2.3 Environmental/ school 2.4 Work 3. Are there any advantage or disadvantages engaging in work while in school? 4. What are the reasons why students need to work while studying? 5. How does it affect the working students’ academic performance? 6. Is there significant relationship between the factors affecting the academic Performance and the level of academic performance? 7. Is there significant difference
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