Title

The relationship between the level of motivation and academic performance of junior and senior high school students in Laguna Bel-Air Science School, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

Date of Completion

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Community Medicine

Keywords

Academic Performance, Motivation, High School Students

Abstract

A cross-sectional design was utilized by the researchers. The study was composed of 136 randomly selected junior and senior high school students that were chosen using stratified random sampling. The researchers utilized a self-administered questionnaire method. The distribution of data was presented thru descriptive statistics. Then, prevalence ratios (PR) were calculated taking into account the confounders such as gender, family functionality and financial status. For the inferential analysis, chi-square test was utilized. Data analyses showed that 28% of the low motivated students performed poorly in class whereas 32% of the highly-motivated students were considred as achievers with a computer prevalence ratio of 1.5201 at 95% confidence interval. Based on the results, there was significant relationship between the level of motivation and academic performance. Gender, family functionality, and financial status were not regarded as confounders.

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