Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Academic motivation, HBALM, High school students.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DLSMHSI implemented Home- Based Alternative Learning Modalities (HBALM), which may influence the

students' academic motivation because of the sudden shift of environment. In light of the present situation, this study aims to identify the average academic motivation level of grade 12 students and whether there is a significant mean difference between males and females currently enrolled for A.Y. 2020-2021 during the conduct of HBALM in DLSMHSI. In pursuing the study, the respondents adopted the Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) which was translated into Filipino and given to the 240 grade 12 respondents through Google forms. The overall academic motivation level was found to be high, with most respondents believing that a high-school education will help them better prepare for their chosen career. Results from independent samples t-test also show that there is no significant difference in the academic motivational level of the respondents when grouped by sex. This shows that DLSMHSI-SHSSHS students remain academically engaged during HBALM implementation and that both sexes are equally motivated, which might be attributed to their shared goal of becoming future health care professionals. It is recommended to undertake effective interventions to sustain and further boost students' motivation levels.