Correlates of Academic Performance of Freshman Students at the College of Micronesia-FSM, Pohnpei Campus  

Abstract Category: Education
Course / Degree: Master of Science in Education
Institution / University: Central Luzon State Univesity, Philippines
Published in: 2010

Thesis Abstract / Summary:

The Student Survey Questionnaire gathered data from 98 respondents. Secondary data were also obtained. The Grade Point Average (GPA) at the end of the fall semester 2009 was used as the measure of academic performance. Descriptive statistics such as mean, frequency, percentage, standard deviation, and Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation were used to analyze the data.

Results revealed that freshman students were predominantly with the mean age of 19 years old. Majority (72.5%) of them belonging to a big family with the mean number of children in the family at six; 79.6% were later born children; having low level  of English language (90.8%); Math (57.1%); and 91% admitted to the certificate programs of study. The average educational attainment of parents/guardians was at high school level, working on blue-collared jobs, and having annual income of less than 10,000 US$. Students perceived that their parents encouraged them to pursue higher education, helped them in their assignments, provided them proper discipline, understood financial aid procedures, and were neutral when it comes to their parents’ attendance to college functions and activities.

Students indicated that they sometimes used the available college services and facilities, were somewhat satisfied, and considered the educational resources and facilities as somewhat important. Moreover, students agreed to all statements in the questionnaire describing faculty performance.

Correlational analysis revealed that math placement score, educational attainment of parents/guardians, satisfaction and importance of student health services, and frequency of use and importance of science and technology laboratories correlated with student academic performance. Perception on the course/subject attended at the college of being well organized and well taught also correlated with their academic performance. Implications for further research were discussed.

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correlates, academic performance, freshman students, factors

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Submission Details: Thesis Abstract submitted by Pablo, Jr. LAMSIS from Micronesia on 06-Dec-2010 10:48.
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