Academic Failure Essay

1441 Words Jul 31st, 2012 6 Pages
CHAPTER 1
The Problem and Its Background
Introduction
Statement of the Problem
Hypotheses of the Study This study is designed to assess the hypothesis that the factors affecting the academic failure of the college students of San Beda Alabang can be narrowed down to three: self and peers, family, and personnel/facilities.
Significance of the Study
This part will briefly discuss about the importance of the study to the following:
The students: Since this study focuses on the students, it serves as a reference to help eliminate factors that contribute to your academic performance. It will also help students to develop some good studying habit that may help them to improve their grades.
The Academy, Families and Peers: This study
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This study considers every aspect of students’ personal information that has an impact on their academic performance such as family problems, school aspect, effect of people around them and home location. Each of the respondents was given same questionnaires to answer.
The incapability and the limitations of this study: first, the number of respondents asked wasn’t big enough to be close to the number of the entire student population, second, the time we have is not enough to conduct further research and we could not give more attention to this due to incoming exams. Third, the research was conducted at only one school; the other nearby schools was not given a chance to be conducted with this survey and only SBCA students were the chosen respondents.
Definition of Terms Failure - an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success. Academy - a school or college for special instruction or training in a subject; an association or institution for the advancement of art, literature, or science.
Peer - a person of the same legal status; a person who is equal to another in abilities, qualifications, age, background, and social status. Achievement – something accomplished, especially by superior ability, special effort, great courage, etc; art of achieving.
Underachieve – to perform, especially academically, below potential indicated by tests of one’s mental ability or aptitude; to

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