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E – International Scientific Research Journal, VOLUME – V, ISSUE – 2, 2013, ISSN 2094 - 1749

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ACADEMIC
PERFORMANCE IN PHYSICS OF
DMMMSU- MLUC LABORATORY HIGH
SCHOOL
FOURTH YEAR STUDENTS S.Y. 2011-2012
Noemi Mangaoang-Boado noemi2569@yahoo.com Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University Mid La Union Campus
San Fernando City, 2500 La Union, Philippines

ABSTRACT
This study focused on the investigation on the predictors of the academic performance in Physics of Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University Mid La Union
Campus (DMMMSU-MLUC) Laboratory High School Fourth Year Students for the School
Year 2011-2012. Factors such as family, student, school and teacher factors were correlated to academic performance. Significant relationships to academic performance in Physics occurred for the four factors namely, Grade Point Average (GPA) in Math, GPA in English, attitude towards Physics, and study habits. The results imply that students’ performance in Physics will be higher if they perform better in English and Mathematics; if they show positive attitude towards Physics; and if they possess good study habits.
Among the factors, GPA in Math had the best influence to academic performance in
Physics.

KEYWORDS: performance, factor, predictor
INTRODUCTION
Learning (represented by academic performance in this study) of students is not confined in a closed space. Different factors bombard this learning which can either enhance or undermine it. These include family factors, student-related factors, schoolrelated factors and teacher factors.
Different theories can explain the learning behavior of learners that may affect their academic performance.
According to Cherry (2012, April 12), behaviorism, also known as behavioral psychology, is a theory of learning based upon the idea that all behaviors are acquired
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