“Peer Group Influence in Relation to the Academic Performance"

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Introduction

Man is a social being who derives satisfaction from belonging to a group, it creates a feeling of general well-being in individual. Students cluster together inside the campus this informal group is regarded as “peer groups”. Peer influence on behavior gradually becomes more dominant. Harris (1998, 2002) and Rowe (1994) maintained that peer groups have an even stronger influence than that of parents, although that extreme position has been refuted by other researchers (Berk, 2005).

According to Castrogiovanni (2002), a peer group is defined as a small group of similarly aged, fairly close friends, sharing the same activities. In general, peer groups or cliques have two to twelve members, with an average of five or six. Peer
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The limitations of this research are only the students who have a regular subject load for a given semester. The study will also be limited only on the participation of undergraduate nursing students.

Significance of the Study

This study is conducted for the purpose of determining the influence of the peers in individual’s academic performance. This study will be useful to the school particular to the guidance center and to the professors. It will make available to them the information which could prove helpful in counseling sessions, especially freshmen in adjusting to college life. The counselor will have a better view of the effects of peer group on the individual in his academic achievement.

Future researchers will find it easier to conduct the research since the instruments already formulated. All they have to do is to administer the questionnaire and tabulate the results using different statistical design learned from their Elementary Statistics.

II. Research Methodology

Research Design

Quantitative research is all about quantifying relationships between variables. Variables are things like weight, performance, time, and treatment. You measure variables on a sample of subjects. You express the relationship between variable using statistics, such as correlations, relative frequencies, or differences between means.

Population and Sampling The
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