Date of Completion

3-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

academic performance, foreign students

Abstract

The research design utilized in this study was descriptive quantitative design. The researcher's target population in this study included undergraduate foreign students who were enrolled at De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute school year 2018-2019. The total population participated in this study is 41 undergraduate foreign students. The sampling design that was utilized in this research study is purposive sampling which is under non-probability sampling. With purposive sampling, the researchers selected respondents in accordance to the set criteria. The study utilized a self-made checklist type of research instrument in obtaining the demographic data of the respondents and the said factors. The data was analyzed through percentage frequency distribution, weighted mean, t-test and ANOVA. In light of the findings of the study, the following conclusions were drawn: 1) Majority of the respondents are 21-23 years old, male, are residing in the Philippines for 1 to 2 years, first year college students, a Korean national. Furthermore, more than half of the respondents are enrolled to the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and are non-Catholic undergraduate college students; 2) The respondents agreed that the social, emotional, behavioral, environmental and spiritual factors affect the academic performance of undergraduate foreign students to a moderate extent, while the cultural factors affect the academic performance of the undergraduate foreign students to a mild extent. Overall, when the different factors are combined, it shows that they effect the Academic Performance of undergraduate foreign students to a moderate extent; 3) There are no significant differences on the factors affecting the academic performance of the undergraduate foreign students when they are grouped according to age, sex, residency, year level, nationality and religion. However, there is a significant difference on the factors affecting the academic performance of undergraduate foreign students when grouped according to their chosen course.

First Advisor

Julieta M. Damian

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